The Red Sox will designate left-handed reliever Scott Schoeneweis for assignment prior to Thursday's game against the Twins. In his place, the team will call up shortstop Angel Sanchez from Triple-A Pawtucket.
The move was necessitated by the health of shortstop Marco Scutaro's left elbow. Scutaro has been dealing with tennis elbow that has bothered him while hitting and trying to close his glove. He received a cortisone shot prior to Wednesday night's game, and will be unavailable on Thursday. Sanchez will start at shortstop, with Bill Hall (who started at shortstop on Wednesday) playing the outfield against Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Schoeneweis was 1-0 with a 7.90 ERA. Though he had 13 strikeouts in 13.2 innings, he'd also issued 10 walks, and lefties were hitting .346 with a .914 OPS against him.
Scutaro had his first off day of the season on Wednesday. He is hitting .267/.359/.342/.700, and has served as the Sox' leadoff hitter for the last five weeks, while Jacoby Ellsbury has been sidelined.
Sanchez is hitting .313/.375/.359/.734 for Triple-A Pawtucket. The 26-year-old appeared in eight big league games, all in 2006 with the Royals.
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