Trot Nixon goes to the DL

BOSTON, July 27 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox Wednesday placed outfielder Trot Nixon on the 15-day disabled list because of a left oblique (side) strain.

He left Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay after swinging and missing a pitch in the third inning. Adam Hyzdu replaced him in right field.


Nixon underwent an MRI on Wednesday. He is batting .293 with 11 homers and 50 RBI in 89 games.

"He's tender, he's sore; he's DL, that's for sure," said Boston Manager Terry Francona on the team's Web site.

"I'll be put on the DL, and it's not where I wanted to go this year," Nixon said. "But I'll deal with it."

Boston recalled pitcher Lenny DiNardo from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill Nixon's roster spot.

DiNardo, 25, a left-hander, has been called up to the big league squad for the third time this season. He has appeared in just two games with Boston this year and thrown 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

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