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Bellhorn headed to disabled list

BOSTON -- Infielder Mark Bellhorn was placed on the disabled list Monday with a fractured left thumb and outfielder Dave Roberts was added to the roster, the Boston Red Sox announced.

Bellhorn was injured Sunday in Minnesota when he was hit by a ninth-inning pitch from Twins closer Joe Nathan. He is the 10th member of the Red Sox currently on the disabled list.

He is the 14th Red Sox player to go on the disabled list this season. The 14 players have been on the list a total of 17 times.

Bellhorn, who is in his first season with the Sox, is batting .256 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI in 98 games. He leads the American League with 68 walks and is second on the club with 72 runs scored.

Roberts, 32, was acquired Saturday from the Dodgers in exchange for Triple-A outfielder Henri Stanley.

The 5-foot-10 180-pounder batted .253 with seven triples, a pair of homers, 21 RBI, 33 steals and 45 runs scored in 68 games for Los Angeles this year.

Drafted by the Tigers in the 28th round out of UCLA in 1994, Roberts made his big league debut in Cleveland in 1999. He was traded to Los Angeles before the 2002 season. 

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Among the current Boston Red Sox players on the disabled list are:

Pitcher Curtis Leskanic

Outfielder Trot Nixon

Outfielder Ellis Burk

Infielder Pokey Reese

Pitcher Lenny DiNardo

Pitcher Scott Williamson

(Source: Major League Baseball)
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