BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have placed struggling right fielder J.D. Drew on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement and recalled infielder Drew Sutton from Triple-A Pawtucket.
The move was retroactive to July 20.
Drew is batting just .219 with four homers and 21 RBIs in the final year of a five-year contract. He had largely lost his starting job to rookie Josh Reddick.
Sutton returns to the majors for the third time this year. He was 5-for-16 on his most-recent stay.
Also Tuesday, Kevin Youkilis was not in the starting lineup, a day after straining his right hamstring trying to beat out an infield single.