Kinsler latest to join Red Sox crowded DL


The Red Sox growing disabled list added another infielder Saturday. Newly acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler is headed to the 10-day DL after injuring his hamstring in just his third game with Boston on Friday night.

Infielder Tony Renda was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Kinsler's roster spot and second baseman Dustin Pedroia, likely out for the season after playing only three games as he continues to recover rom offseason knee surgery, was moved to the 60-day DL.

Kinsler was injured while scoring in the first inning Friday in a 4-1 victory over the Yankees. He's off to a good start (4-for-10, two stolen bases) with the Red Sox after being acquired from the Los Angeles Angels before the July 31 trade deadline.

The injury to Kinsler Friday forced right fielder Mookie Betts to play second base for the first time since 2014. 

"Ten days is probably the worst case scenario," Kinsler told WEEI's Rob Bradford. "Take it day-by-day."

Renda, 27, last appeared in the majors with the Cincinnati Reds in 2016. He was hitting .333 in 21 games at Pawtucket.

The Red Sox placed catcher Blake Swihart (hamstring) on the 10-day DL Friday and have third baseman Rafael Devers (hamstring) there as well. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts, hit on the hand by a pitch Tuesday, played as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning Friday after missing the series opener against the Yankees on Thursday and was back in the starting lineup Saturday, with Brock Holt at second and Eduardo Nunez at third. 

Devers and left-handed ace Chris Sale (shoulder inflammation) are eligible to come off the DL Wednesday when the Red Sox play in Toronto.


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