Red Sox Put Hermida On DL, Activate Pap



BOSTON, MA — The Boston Red Sox today activated right-handed pitcher Jonathan Papelbon from the bereavement/family medical emergency list and designated right-handed pitcher Joe Nelson for assignment.  The club also placed outfielder Jeremy Hermida on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 10) with fractured ribs and recalled right-handed pitcher Scott Atchison from Triple-A Pawtucket.  Papelbon and Atchison will be active for tonight's game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park.


The announcements were made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.


Papelbon, 29, was placed on the bereavement/family medical emergency list on Monday (June 7) due to a family medical issue.  In 22 relief appearances with the Red Sox in 2010, he is 1-3 with a 3.00 ERA (8 ER/24.0 IP) and ranks seventh in the American League with 13 saves.


The 35-year-old Nelson has posted a 9.72 ERA (9 ER/8.1 IP) with nine strikeouts and six walks in eight relief outings for Boston since he was selected to the Major League roster on May 19.  The right-hander also made 16 relief appearances for Triple-A Pawtucket this season, going 3-2 with one save and a 2.49 ERA (6 ER/21.2 IP), 21 strikeouts and 14 walks. 


Hermida, 26, has hit .217 (30-for-138) with five home runs and 27 RBI in 45 games for the Red Sox this season.  He has made 37 starts, including 36 in left field and one in right field.


Atchison, 34, will be in his fourth stint with the Red Sox this season and is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA (7 ER/14.0 IP), 10 strikeouts and five walks in nine relief appearances overall with Boston in 2010.  He has also appeared in 11 games in relief for the PawSox, going 1-0 with a 4.05 ERA (6 ER/13.1 IP).