Red Sox put Benintendi on injured list with rib cage strain

Wed Aug 12 7:41pm ET

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe tags Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi on a run down at third base during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Brosseau, center, gets the throw at second base on the attempted steal by Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Andrew Benintendi on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right rib cage strain and recalled right-hander Ryan Weber from their alternate training site to take his spot on the roster.

Benintendi had started in left field for 12 of Boston's 17 games. He was 2 for 3 in Tuesday night's game against Tampa Bay, raising his average from .056 to .103.

Weber, 30, made the opening day roster this season for the first time in his career. He has made three starts, going 0-2 with a 9.90 ERA. He allowed two runs in three innings in Boston's 5-3 victory over Toronto on Friday.

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