The Boston Red Sox shuffled their roster Wednesday afternoon, replacing one 2013 World Series champion with another.
The team placed left-handed starter Felix Doubront on the 15-day disabled list and officially announced the signing of shortstop Stephen Drew to a contract through the end of this season.
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Doubront exited Tuesday night’s game in the fifth inning after experiencing fatigue and numbness in his left shoulder. The Red Sox trailed the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0 at the time of Doubront’s departure and went on to lose 7-4. It was Boston’s fifth straight loss.
Drew, who has not played since October, takes Doubront’s spot on the 25-man roster but is expected to begin his season in the minors.
The Red Sox host the Blue Jays on Wednesday in the second game of their three-game set. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.