Boston sends Victorino to DL

Boston, MA ( – The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Shane
Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and
recalled right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket to take his
place on the 25-man roster.

The 34-year-old was batting .143 in 12 games for the Red Sox in 2015.
Victorino was limited to 30 games in 2014 due to hamstring and back injuries
and underwent surgery on his back in August.

Barnes, 24, made his major league debut with Boston in 2014. He struck out
eight and allowed four runs in five appearances out of the bullpen. In two
starts for Pawtucket this season, he owned a 5.62 ERA in eight innings.