BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox placed left-hander Andrew Miller on the 15-day disabled list with a left foot sprain on Sunday, recalling Alfredo Aceves to take his spot on the 25-man roster.
Miller suffered a left foot sprain in the seventh inning of Saturday night’s loss to the Angels. He fell to the ground as he broke to cover home plate on a single up the middle, and though X-rays on the foot came back negative, Miller woke up Sunday with soreness.
In 37 appearances out of Boston’s bullpen this year, Miller is 1-2 with a 2.64 ERA, 17 walks and 48 strikeouts. Among all American League relievers in 2013, Miller ranks third in strikeouts per nine innings at 14.1 and tied for eighth in strikeouts.
Aceves rejoins the Red Sox for his fifth major league stint of the season. With Boston this year, he has gone 4-1 with a 5.05 ERA, 22 walks, and 24 strikeouts over 35.2 innings pitched in nine games (six starts). Each of his last three appearances for the Red Sox have been spot starts and he has gone a perfect 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA in those outings. At Pawtucket, Aceves was 4-2 with a 4.25 ERA, 17 walks, and 39 strikeouts.