Red Sox place starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi on injured list

Ryan Hannable
April 20, 2019 - 11:45 am

The Red Sox' injured list is getting quite crowded.

Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday morning with a loose body in the right elbow retroactive to April 18. To fill his spot on the roster, left-hander Bobby Poyner has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.

In four starts this season, Eovaldi has a 6.00 ERA, but the Red Sox have gone 3-1 in his outings. He gave up one run in six innings against the Yankees in his last start.

The Red Sox have an extended stretch of games without an off-day, so they will need to find a fifth starter for as long as Eovaldi is out. Hector Velazquez has made two spot starts this season, so he's a potential option. 

More will likely be known later Saturday when Alex Cora meets with the media in St. Petersburg.

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