After acquiring Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler early Saturday morning, the Red Sox placed Craig Kimbrel on the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury, according to Evan Drellich of The Boston Herald.
Kimbrel will undergo knee surgery to repair cartilage and could miss between three and six weeks, Drellich adds.
Kimbrel, 28, was having an effective year with the Red Sox, who acquired him from the Padres early this season. Over 33.0 innings, Kimbrel has pitched to a 3.55 ERA and 2.87 FIP while recording 17 saves.
Koji Uehara earned a save in Boston’s win over the Rays on Friday. Uehara and Ziegler are expected to split time closing games for the Red Sox.
It’s been a rough stretch for Boston’s bullpen, which lost Carson Smith to Tommy John surgery and is without Junichi Tazawa due to shoulder soreness.
White Sox place Rodon on 15-day DL
Chicago placed Carlos Rodon on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained wrist, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of The Chicago Sun-Times. The roster move is retroactive to July 6.
Rodon injured his wrist after slipping on the steps in the dugout Friday.
Rodon, 23, had an inconsistent first half, pitching to a 4.50 ERA and 4.46 FIP over 92.0 innings with the White Sox.
Since the All-Star break is approaching, it’s unlikely Rodon will be out for long. Tommy Kahnle was promoted in the corresponding roster move.