Today the Red Sox placed reliever Vincente Padilla on the 15 day DL due to bicep soreness. Righty reliever Clayton Mortensen has been added to the major league roster to fill Padilla’s spot. For more sport betting action and predictions
In 39 innings of work, Padilla had put up a 4.62 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. Before this, Padilla had been struggling, allowing 8 runs in his last 10.1 innings.
According to Bobby Valentine, Padilla could have pitched as soon as Friday but the Red Sox didn’t want to be a man down until then and they want to give Padilla more time to heal.
Mortensen has been fantastic for the Red Sox this year in his limited time up with the big league club. He has a 1.17 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP in 23.0 innings and 10 appearances. His BABIP is extremely low at .183 and his FIP is 3.64, which suggests he’s almost a lock for regression, but he has still performed admirably in his time with the Red Sox this year.