SEATTLE — The Boston Red Sox have recalled outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., and right-hander Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket. The Red Sox made the moves before Tuesday night’s game against Seattle. Bradley was in the starting lineup in center field and batting ninth as Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino continue to deal with nagging injuries. Bradley has appeared in just 19 games with Boston and was hitting .297 at Pawtucket.
Boston placed right-handed reliever Alex Wilson on the 15-day disabled list with a thumb injury and optioned right-hander Jose De La Torre to Pawtucket.
Wilson threw 1 1-3 innings of relief Monday night, but felt a popping sensation in his right thumb as he started his second inning of work. Wilson is headed back to Boston to be examined and manager John Farrell said Wilson “could require some down time.”
Pirates place 2B Neil Walker on disabled list
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed second baseman Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his right side and recalled infielder Josh Harrison from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Walker is hitting .244 with six home runs and 26 RBIs in 72 games this season for the Pirates, but hasn’t played since experiencing pain in his right side while swinging in a loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Manager Clint Hurdle says the switch-hitting Walker cannot swing left-handed without difficulty.
Harrison is 2 for 13 in 12 games with the Pirates this season.
Tigers put 2B Infante on DL, call up IF Perez
DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers have placed second baseman Omar Infante on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and recalled infielder Hernan Perez from Double-A Erie.The move is retroactive to July 4, so Infante will be eligible for activation after the All-Star break.Infante hasn’t played since last Wednesday, when he was hit hard by Toronto’s Colby Rasmus, who was sliding into second base.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland says he expects Infante to be OK after the break. Infante is hitting .309 with six homers and 27 RBIs this season.
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