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February 21, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Lackey to 60-day DL, Hill added to 40-man roster


The Red Sox announced today that they have put right-handed pitcher John Lackey on the 60-day disabled list and added left-hander Rich Hill to the 40-man roster. Tuesday was the first day that teams could place players on the 60-day disabled list.

Hill had started to show promise as a left-handed reliever last season, throwing 8 shutout innings with 12 strikeouts in 9 appearances before having his season end prematurely due to injury and subsequent Tommy John surgery. Hill's low arm slot makes him very difficult for left-handed hitters, but he tore through batters from both sides in his short major league stint, allowing just 3 hits to the 30 batters he faced. He has already started to throw bullpens, but is unlikely to see any Spring Training game action as he continues a regimented recovery from his June surgery. He currently has a streak of 15 consecutive scoreless appearances in tact to begin his Red Sox career, a team record.

Lackey suffered through a tumultuous 2011 season on the field, where he went 12-12 with a 6.41 ERA before having his season end following Tommy John surgery. He is expected to miss all of the 2012 season, so his addition to the 60-day disabled list today was no surprise.

 
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