ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Red Sox will place lefthander Andrew Miller on the disabled list this afternoon and recall righthander Alfredo Aceves from Triple A Pawtucket, major league sources told the Globe.
Miller injured his left foot in the seventh inning of Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Aceves will be in uniform for tonight’s game.
The severity of Miller’s injury is uncertain. He was taken to a local hospital for x-rays and the Red Sox feared he had suffered a fracture,.
Aceves is 4-1 with a 5.05 earned run average over nine appearances, six of them starts. He has a 4.45 ERA over 30.1 innings as a starter. In three relief appearances (and 5.1 innings) he has allowed five runs on six hits with six strikeouts.
Aceves has been used only as a starter with Pawtucket. He is 4-2 with a 4.25 ERA in eight starts there.
Miller is third on the team with 37 appearances. Over 30.2 innings, he has allowed only 25 hits while striking out 48.
He has actually handled righthanded hitters better (.155/.319/.207) better than he has lefthanders (.281/.339/.386).
After being used largely as a specialist last season, Miller has 16 appearances of at least an inning this season and was one of the relievers manager John Farrell trusted in high-leverage situations.
With Miller on the disabled list, Craig Breslow is now the only lefthander in the Red Sox bullpen.