Red Sox Place Stephen Drew on DL, Call on Jose De La Torre

Ken Bell

Red Sox news release…

Boston Red Sox today placed shortstop Stephen Drew on the 15-day
disabled list (retroactive to June 29) with a right hamstring strain. To
fill his spot on the 25-man roster, right-hander Jose De La Torre was
recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket. De La Torre will be available for
tonight's game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at 10:05 p.m.


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


30, experienced tightness in his right hamstring after hit a double on
June 28 against Toronto at Fenway Park. In 66 games for Boston this
season, he has hit .233 (54-for-232) with 14 doubles, six triples, five
home runs and 31 RBI. Of his 54 hits this season, 25 have gone for extra
bases and entering play today, his six triples were tied for second
most among all American League players. Defensively, he has made only
three errors in 279 total chances at shortstop, and his .989 fielding
percentage leads all players at that position.


La Torre, 27, rejoins the Red Sox for his third major league stint of
2013. In three games for Boston this season, all in relief, he has
posted a 5.06 ERA (3 ER/5.1 IP) with four walks and five strikeouts.
With Pawtucket this year, he is 3-1 with one save, a 1.64 ERA (7 ER/38.1
IP), 19 walks, and 45 strikeouts. He has held International League
opponents to a .148 batting average (20-for-135) for the PawSox and each
of his last six appearances, which have spanned 9.1 innings, have been