Betts placed on seven-day concussion DL; Bradley recalled


BOSTON -- As first suspected late Tuesday night, outfielder Mookie Betts suffered a concussion when he landed awkwardly on his head after tumbling into the Red Sox bullpen upon catching a long fly ball by Chicago's Jose Abreu, a hit that jarred the ball out of glove and resulted in a home run.

Betts has been placed on the seven-day disabled list by the Red Sox. To take his spot on the roster, Jackie Bradley Jr. was summoed from Pawtucket.

"It's clear [Betts has] got a concussion,'' said John Farrell. "The timetable for this is unknown . . . But he needs some time to regroup right now.''

Betts was due to be sent home from Fenway on Wednesday to avoid the noise that might worsen his headache. Farrell said Betts, predictably, did not sleep well Tuesday night and needed quiet and rest.

Farrell said all other tests performed on Betts -- to check for neck and back injuries -- were negative.

Farrell added that Bradley would be the everyday center fielder for as long as Betts is sidelined.

"This is an opportunity for Jackie, and for us to see him in game situations,'' said Farrell.

That leaves Rusney Castillo and Alejandro De Aza to share playing time in right field. With lefty Jose Quintana pitching for the White Sox Wednesday night, the right-handed hitting Castillo was the choice in right. He'll likely be in there Thursday night in the series finale against White Sox ace Chris sale.

With Betts sidelined for the time being, the Red Sox inserted Brock Holt into the leadoff spot in the lineup.

Holt had missed the last two games with a hyperextended left knee, but returned Wednesday and was at second, replacing the injured Dusitn Pedroia.

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