The Red Sox have announced that they have placed Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list. Right-hander Brandon Workman will be recalled to take his roster spot:
#RedSox recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Pawtucket. 1B Mike Napoli placed on 15-day DL w/ left fourth finger sprain, retro to yesterday.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 25, 2014
Napoli is still feeling the flu-like symptoms that sidelined him Wednesday and Thursday last week in addition to hamstring, calf and finger issues.
Napoli, 32, is in the first of a two-year deal with the Red Sox and is off to a somewhat slow start, hitting .260 with 5 HR’s and 22 RBI’s in 43 games thus far.
Workman, 25, has just 48 innings to his belt in the majors, and started three games for Boston last season. He will start Sunday’s game against the Rays.