Apr 23, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Boston Red Sox right fielder Ryan Sweeney (12) hits a double in the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Red Sox won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
Sweeney hits the DL with "irritation in the sesamoid bone" of his left foot, reports Ian Browne of MLB.com. The 27-year-old had been playing on the injury for a while, but Boston decided it made more sense to give him the chance to make a full recovery. Sweeney received a cortisone shot to alleviate the pain that will keep him off his feet for several days.
The lefty outfielder is hitting .292/.330/.404 with 17 doubles but no home runs in 52 games this year, splitting his time between center and left field.