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Red Sox place catcher David Ross on the disabled list

Aug 2, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have placed catcher David Ross on the 15-day disabled list after rupturing the plantar fascia in his right foot. To take his spot on the roster, the Red Sox called up catcher Dan Butler from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Ross, 37, was making his first start since July 28 and aggravated the injury last night against the Yankees, exiting in the seventh inning. He split time behind the plate with A.J. Pierzynski and, following Pierzynski’s release, Christian Vazquez. Ross has managed a meager .192/.255/.384 slash line with six home runs and 12 RBI in 139 plate appearances.

Butler, 27, has a .227/.306/.338 line with four home runs and 28 RBI in 297 plate appearances with Pawtucket.

  1. 1998yanks - Aug 2, 2014 at 1:59 PM


  2. fenwayfan91 - Aug 2, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Butler is a great story. He was undrafted out of Arizona and went down to the Cape Cod League to try and get signed. After getting released by one team, he caught on with another and was eventually named to the All Star Game at Fenway, where he caught the attention of the Red Sox. Then he worked his way up as a non-prospect, backup catcher in short season A ball to where he is now

  3. Lee Durocher - Aug 2, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Butler can only help. Let’s face it the Red Sox need all that they can get. I am looking forward to Cespedes joining the team. They really need power in the middle of the line up to go along with Ortiz and Napoli. This year may be a bust but hopefully they can turn it around in 2015.

  4. irishlad19 - Aug 2, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    The Sox can’t catch a break this season, after so many worked out last year. It all balances out over time.

  5. ejannetta - Aug 2, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Bwahahaha!…Like the Red Sox will miss the bat of one of the worse hitting catchers ever….Ross is a BUM.

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