Boston reliever Thornton placed on DL

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Boston Red Sox reliever Matt Thornton has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

The 36-year-old Thornton was injured on Sunday and his stint on the DL is retroactive to Monday. The left-hander, who was acquired last month in a trade with the Chicago White Sox, is 0-1 with a 2.16 ERA in 10 appearances with Boston.

The Red Sox also recalled right-hander Pedro Beato from Triple-A Pawtucket before Wednesday night's game at Houston. Beato is 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA in nine appearances for Boston this year.