Michael Chavis heads to injured list with shoulder injury

Rob Bradford
August 12, 2019 - 2:38 pm

Everyone knew some moves were coming, but one of them came as somewhat of a surprise.

The Red Sox announced Monday that Michael Chavis was headed to the 10-day injured list with an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder. Taking his place on the 25-man roster will be Marco Hernandez. The Sox also recalled pitcher Travis Lakins, sending Ryan Weber back down to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The shoulder injury might explain some of Chavis' recent struggles, with the infielder going hitless in his last four games (0-for-12) with six strikeouts. His batting average has dropped to .254.

Hernandez, whose most recent stint with the Red Sox came while replacing David Price on the roster when the pitcher when on paternity leave, was hitting .285 for Triple-A Pawtucket after totaling a .333 clip during his major league sting (22-for-66).

Lakins last pitched Aug. 9 for the PawSox, throwing two scoreless innings.