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Red Sox place Matt Thornton on the disabled list

Aug 7, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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Matt Thornton is headed to the disabled list with an oblique strain just 10 appearances after the Red Sox acquired him from the White Sox.

Thornton mostly worked the eighth inning for Boston, so the bullpen will have to reshuffle a bit in his absence. And based on the usual recovery timetable for oblique injuries–which can often linger much longer than initially expected–the impending free agent may not pitch again until September.

Thornton suffered the injury Sunday and had hoped to avoid the DL, but Pedro Beato has been recalled from Triple-A to take his place in the bullpen.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Aug 7, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Sad news bears. I think the Red Sox should never trade for a closer ever again.

  2. 13arod - Aug 7, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Has the whole red sox bullpen been put on DL at least once

  3. drewzducks - Aug 7, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Shocker. Hopefully that explains his performance since arriving from Chi town. He was already behind Breslow on their pecking order and was about to be passed by Britton as well.

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