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Michael Chavis is sent to the disabled list by the Red Sox

Bad news for the Red Sox

Michael Chavis is sent to the disabled list by the Red Sox

Michael Chavis is sent to the disabled list by the Red Sox | AFP | Getty Images

The Boston Red Sox placed infielder Michael Chavis on Monday on the 10-day disabled list due to a sprained left shoulder, and Travis Lakins and Dominican team player Marco Hernandez rose from Triple-A Pawtucket. Boston had already sent pitcher Ryan Weber to Pawtucket on Sunday, leaving a spot on the 25th roster open.

It's unclear when Chavis suffered the injury, but was replaced by the emerging Brock Holt in the bottom of the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Angels.

Although Chavis was hitting just .156 / .206 / .250 with a home run in August, it has been key for Boston to deal with injuries from second baseman Dustin Pedroia and initialists Steve Pearce and Mitch Moreland. The 24-year-old has 18 home runs and leads the rookies in the American League with 58 RBIs.

Lakins, meanwhile, has played seven games for the Red Sox this year, leaving 5.79 of effectiveness. Hernandez hit .333 / .362 / .500 with two home runs on 70 plate visits in the majors this season.

Thomas Harrigan/MLB.com

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