Andrew Miller Heads to the DL

BOSTON, MA –
The Boston Red Sox today placed left-hander Andrew Miller on the 15-day
disabled list with a left foot sprain. To make room for him on the
25-man roster, right-hander Alfredo Aceves was recalled from Triple-A
Pawtucket. Aceves will be available for tonight's game against the
Angels at 8:05 p.m. ET.

 

Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcement.

 

Miller,
28, suffered a left foot sprain in the seventh inning of last night's
game against the Angels. In 37 appearances out of Boston's bullpen this
year, he is 1-2 with a 2.64 ERA (9 ER/30.2), 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,
31, 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 (20 ER/35.2 IP),
22 walks, and 24 strikeouts 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 (3 ER/17.0 IP) in those outings. At
Pawtucket, Aceves was 4-2 with a 4.25 ERA (23 ER/48.2 IP), 17 walks, and
39 strikeouts.