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Red Sox place right-handed pitcher Ben Taylor on 10-day disabled list

Club activates right-handed pitcher Blaine Boyer from 10-day disabled list

Prior to today's game against the Seattle Mariners, the Boston Red Sox placed right-handed pitcher Ben Taylor on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to July 23) with a left intercostal strain. To fill Taylor's spot on the 25-man roster, the club activated right-handed pitcher Blaine Boyer from the 10-day disabled list.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Prior to today's game against the Seattle Mariners, the Boston Red Sox placed right-handed pitcher Ben Taylor on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to July 23) with a left intercostal strain. To fill Taylor's spot on the 25-man roster, the club activated right-handed pitcher Blaine Boyer from the 10-day disabled list.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Taylor, 24, made his first Opening Day roster with Boston in 2017 despite having never pitched above the Double-A level prior to the season. In 14 appearances over four stints with the Red Sox, the right-hander has a 5.19 ERA (10 ER/17.1 IP) with 18 strikeouts and nine walks. Each of his three appearances in his most recent big league stint were scoreless, as he allowed three hits with four strikeouts and zero walks in 3.2 innings. Selected by Boston in the seventh round of the 2015 June Draft, Taylor has posted a 3.09 ERA (4 ER/11.2 IP) and held opponents to a .179 batting average in 10 appearances with the PawSox this season.

Boyer, 36, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow strain on July 16. Signed by Boston to a minor league contract on April 5, he was selected to the major league roster on May 28 and has since posted a 3.00 ERA (8 ER/24.0 IP) in 18 appearances, 14 of which have been scoreless. Selected by Atlanta in the third round of the 2000 June Draft, Boyer has a 4.11 ERA (196 ER/429.1 IP) and four saves in 412 career appearances, all in relief, over parts of 11 major league seasons with the Braves (2005-2009), St. Louis Cardinals (2009), Arizona Diamondbacks (2009-10), New York Mets (2011), San Diego Padres (2014), Minnesota Twins (2015), Milwaukee Brewers (2016), and Red Sox (2017).

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