Pawtucket Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias has been placed on the Triple-A seven-day disabled list -- retroactive to May 29 -- due to a sore lower back.
Pitcher Mark Prior has been added to the PawSox' roster, replacing Iglesias, and will pitch out of the Pawtucket bullpen.
Iglesias was examined in Boston Thursday, with a team source telling WEEI.com that it isn't expected the shortstop's ailment will keep him out an extended period. The 22-year-old hasn't played since May 25 and is hitting .269 with a .317 on-base percentage and .634 OPS.
The 31-year-old Prior, who was signed by the Red Sox to a minor-league deal in early May, pitched out of the bullpen in the Yankees' minor league system in 2011 before succumbing to an arm injury.
The righty last pitched in the major leagues in 2006 with the Chicago Cubs, with his best season coming when he won 18 games to go with an 2.43 in '03 for the Cubs.
He was the second overall pitch in the 2001 draft.
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