Red Sox reliever Vicente Padilla (bicep strain) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. Padilla is 4-1 with a 4.62 ERA in 41 games with the Sox this season. He last appeared on August 5, allowing three earned runs without recording an out against the Twins.
To replace Padilla on the roster, the Sox recalled Clayton Mortensen. The 27-year-old reliever was optioned to Pawtucket on August 1 when Craig Breslow was acquired by the Sox in a trade with the Diamondbacks. Mortensen has a 1.17 ERA in 10 appearances with the Sox this season, holding opponents to a .117 batting average.
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