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Red Sox place Garrett Whitlock on injured list

Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox announced a flurry of roster moves on Friday.

Right-hander Garrett Whitlock was placed on the 15-day injured list with right hip inflammation, retroactive to June 9. Additionally, infielder Jonathan Araúz was designated for assignment.

Outfielder Rob Refsnyder and right-handed reliever Phillips Valdez were called up from Triple-A Worcester to replace Whitlock and Araúz on the Red Sox roster.

Whitlock, who turns 26 on Saturday, was scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners. He has a 2-1 record with a 3.51 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 13 appearances (nine starts) this season.

 

Refsnyder is slashing .306/.429/.524 with six homers and 28 RBI in 42 games with Worcester this year. He'll lead off for the Red Sox in Friday's series opener in Seattle.