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Red Sox put Marco Hernandez on 10-day DL, move Thornburg to 60-day DL

Red Sox put Marco Hernandez on 10-day DL, move Thornburg to 60-day DL

The Red Sox placed another third baseman on the 10-day disabled list Thursday. Actually, it's utility infielder Marco Hernandez, who had been filling in for the already DL'd Pablo Sandoval, who's out with a knee injury.

Hernandez injured his shoulder on a ground ball Wednesday night against the Baltimore Orioles and was replaced by Josh Rutledge, who starts again at third tonight against the O's.

The Sox also moved right-handed reliever Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) to the 60-day DL and added tonight's starting pitcher, right-hander Kyle Kendrick, to the 40-man roster as he takes injured knuckleballer Steven Wright's spot in the rotation. Wright will have season-ending knee surgery on Monday. 

Thornburg's DL stint is backdated to the start of the season making him eligible to come off the DL June 2. 

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.