The Red Sox have placed starter Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 30, with inflammation in his right triceps, NESN’s Ricky Doyle reports. Porcello’s condition developed after his July 29 start against the White Sox in which he allowed six runs (five earned) on 10 hits and a walk in two-plus innings.
It’s been a tough year for Porcello, who signed a four-year, $82.5 million extension with the Red Sox in April. The right-hander has a 4.81 ERA with a 1.44 WHIP and a 92/27 K/BB ratio in 114 2/3 innings. He seemed to be putting things together over his three starts prior to facing the White Sox.
The Red Sox don’t expect Porcello to miss much time. Henry Owens or Brian Johnson are candidates to make a couple of starts in his place in the meantime.
ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.
After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.
As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.
The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.
Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.
Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.