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Blake Swihart heads to DL with hamstring injury

Rob Bradford
August 03, 2018 - 4:31 pm

The Red Sox have another player going to the 10-day disabled list.

In a week that already saw Chris Sale head to the DL, with Rafael Devers having previously been put on the shelf, Blake Swihart is the latest member of the American League East leaders to go to the disabled list. Swihart is nursing a bad right hamstring, having been pulled from Thursday night's game after his fifth-inning at-bat.

Veteran minor-leaguer Dan Butler replaces Swihart on the 25-man roster.

The move comes at a time when Swihart was starting to make his presence felt, hitting .324 with a .908 OPS in 10 appearances, having taken over the backup catching duties with Christian Vazquez nursing a broken finger.

The 31-year-old Butler had been hitting just .202 with a .634 OPS with Triple-A Pawtucket but is known for his ability to manage a pitching staff. His only other major league experience came in a seven-game stint with the Red Sox in 2014.

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