The injury bug continues to make its way through the Boston Red Sox roster.
Sox manager Alex Cora was hopeful the 26-year-old would be available to play Friday, noting he was just a little tight. But the skipper announced Swihart’s move to the 10-day disabled list before Friday’s matchup against the Bronx Bombers.
It’s unfortunate timing for Swihart, as he was in the midst of a hot streak, hitting in 11 straight games with a .406 average prior to Thursday’s game.
It also means Boston will need to recall a catcher from Triple-A Pawtucket, seeing as Christian Vazquez still is a few weeks away from a return while he rehabs his surgically-repaired pinky. So the team will call-up Dan Butler who’s hitting .202 with five home runs and 22 RBIs for the PawSox.