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.

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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.

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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.


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