Red Sox place Okajima on DL

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, Last Updated: 3:08 PM ET

NEW YORK -- The Boston Red Sox have placed pitcher Hideki Okajima on the 15-day disabled list.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona, in an interview on WFAN-AM in New York, said Okajima has a hamstring injury.

Okajima is 4-3 with a 5.85 earned-run average in 40 games this season. The lefty has surrendered 49 hits and 15 walks in just 32 1/3 innings.

Francona said the team will recall pitcher Felix Doubront from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill the roster spot. Doubront started three games for the Red Sox earlier this season, posting a record of 1-2 with a 4.11 ERA.


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