Red Sox put C Vazquez, P Johnson on 10-day DL


The Boston Red Sox placed catcher Christian Vazquez and left-hander Brian Johnson on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday amid a slew of roster moves.

Vazquez is sidelined by a fractured finger, while Johnson is suffering from left hip inflammation. Johnson's move is retroactive to Thursday.

The Red Sox also added two right-handers from Triple-A Pawtucket -- William Cuevas and Ryan Brasier.

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Boston also shifted right-hander Austin Maddox to the 60-day DL to make room for Brasier on the 40-man roster.

Vazquez has played in 60 games this season with 55 starts (including one as designated hitter). He is hitting .213 with 14 RBIs. Johnson is 1-2 with a 4.23 ERA in 24 appearances (three starts) this season.

Cuevas has played just one game for Boston this season -- on July 3 -- and hasn't pitched since. He gave up one run on two hits in two innings of work in that game, an 11-3 win over the Washington Nationals.

Brasier has been strong for Pawtucket this season, posting a 1.34 ERA in 34 games. He's held opposing batters to a .215 batting average and converted 13 of his 14 closing opportunities.

Brasier, 30, played seven games with the Los Angeles Angels in 2013 in his only previous MLB stint.

The Red Sox play the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon as they look to complete a series sweep. The Red Sox won the first two games by a combined score of 25-9.

--Field Level Media

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