Red Sox notes: Mike Napoli heads to disabled list; Xander Bogaerts cleared for action

Rob Bradford
May 25, 2014 - 8:49 am

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Red Sox have placed Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 24) with what the team is classifying as a sprained finger. The injury is a result of Napoli's dislocated finger, suffered April 15 in Chicago. (For more from Napoli on his injury, click here.) The move allows the Red Sox to keep reliever Alex Wilson on the roster while activating Brandon Workman for his Sunday start. There was some thought to clearing room for Workman by sending Jonathan Herrera to Triple-A (he still has options), but with the uncertainty regarding Xander Bogaerts' hamstring the move to DL Napoli became the most logical option. Bogaerts, who left Saturday's game in the 11th inning with a right hamstring cramp, was back in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday. Here is the Red Sox' lineup against Rays' righty Jake Odorizzi: Brock Holt 3B Xander Bogaerts SS Dustin Pedroia 2B David Ortiz DH Mike Carp 1B Daniel Nava RF A.J. Pierzynski C Grady Sizemore LF Jackie Bradley CF Brandon Workman P With Napoli out, Carp figures to get the majority of the playing time at first base, although Farrell said that David Ortiz will start at least one of the two games in Atlanta at the position.