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Kinsler headed to DL, Renda to get call for Red Sox

Rob Bradford
August 03, 2018 - 11:08 pm

According to a source, the Red Sox will be sending Ian Kinsler to the 10-day disabled list with left hamstring tightness. Taking his place on the 25-man roster will be infielder Tony Renda.

The 27-year-old Renda is hitting .333 with a .836 OPS in 21 games with Triple-A Pawtucket, primarily playing second base. His only other major league experience came during a 32-game stint with the Reds in 2016.

Kinsler was forced to leave Friday night's game after the first inning, having felt some discomfort rounding third base on his way to scoring the Red Sox' third run. He was replaced at second base by Mookie Betts.

"Ten days is probably the worst case scenario," Kinsler said after the Red Sox' 4-1 win over the Yankees. "Take it day-by-day."

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