Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left foot injury and will fly back to Boston on Sunday night for further tests. The team recalled right-hander Alfredo Aceves from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill his roster spot. X-rays came back negative on the top of Miller’s foot, but he woke up Sunday morning with continued soreness, he said. Miller, the team’s top left-hander out of the bullpen, was injured in Saturday night’s 9-7 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in 11 innings, falling to the ground as he broke to cover home plate following a single up the middle by J.B. Shuck. Miller is 1-2 with a 2.64 ERA this season, limiting right-handers to a .155 batting average. He has a 1.31 ERA in his last 21 appearances with 30 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings over that span. “As well as he has pitched, a power left-hander in the bullpen, there’s not too many of those types available to us,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said before his team played the Angels in the finale of their three-game series. Farrell said he hopes right-handers Andrew Bailey and Junichi Tazawa can fill the void as set-up men for closer Koji Uehara. Bailey, who was removed from the closer role, is beginning to gain Farrell's trust after stringing together two solid performances, including 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief following Miller’s injury. Bailey had allowed seven earned runs in three innings in his last five appearances in June.
Red Sox reliever Miller placed on DL; Aceves back up
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