Wade Miller on DL; Cruz to Dodgers
The Red Sox were active off the field today as starting pitcher Wade Miller went on the 15-day disabled list, outfielder Jose Cruz Jr. was sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and pitcher Mike Remlinger joined the team.
Righthander Wade Miller was placed on the 15-day disabled list today with stiffness in his right shoulder. This is the 28-year-old Miller's second trip to the disabled list this season, as he missed the first 30 games of 2005 while recovering from a right shoulder strain. In his first season with the Red Sox, Miller has gone 4-4 with a 4.95 ERA (50 ER/91.0 IP) in 16 starts.
Outfielder Jose Cruz Jr. was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers today in exchange for a player to be named later. The 31-year-old Cruz, who was designated for assignment on Monday, was acquired from the Diamondbacks July 30 and went 3-for-12 (.250) in four games with the Red Sox after opening the year with a .213 average, 12 homers and 28 RBI in 64 games with Arizona.
The Red Sox also activated lefthander Mike Remlinger, acquired earlier today in a trade with the Cubs. Remlinger, who will wear No. 32, is in the bullpen for tonight's game against the Rangers at Fenway Park.
Tony Graffanino, Monday night's batting and baserunning star, is out of the lineup tonight with a bruised left pinky finger which was injured during the infielder's head-first slide into home plate during Monday night's game. Graffanino is listed as day-to-day with the finger injury.
Bill Mueller, who missed last night's game with back spasms, returned to action tonight and is playing third base for the Sox.