Red Sox place right-handed pitcher Felix Doubront on 15-day disabled list

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today placed right-handed pitcher Felix Doubront on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to August 10) due to a right knee contusion and recalled first baseman Mauro Gomez from Triple-A Pawtucket.  Gomez will be active for today’s game against the Yankees in New York.

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington. 

Doubront, 24, has gone 10-6 with a  4.70 ERA (64 ER/122.2 IP) and 119 strikeouts compared to 52 walks in 22 starts for the Red Sox this season.  He ranks second on the team in wins and is tied for second on the club with 11 quality starts.  Doubront also places seventh among American League qualifiers, fourth among AL left-handers, with an average of 8.73 strikeouts per 9.0 innings.  Signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent in July 2004, the left-hander has a career 12-8 record with a 4.73 ERA (83 ER/158.0 IP) and 148 strikeouts in 45 Major League appearances, including 25 starts, all with Boston over the last three seasons since 2010.

The 27-year-old Gomez has hit .300 (9-for-30) with three doubles, three RBI, two runs scored and a walk in nine games over three previous stints with the Red Sox this season, his first career Major League experience.  Named an International League All-Star, the right-handed batter is leading the circuit with 59 extra-base hits, a .589 slugging percentage and an average of 16.13 at-bats per home run.  He also ranks among IL leaders in batting average (3rd, .310, 120-for-387), doubles (T-2nd, 34), home runs (T-2nd, 24), total bases (3rd, 228) and RBI (3rd, 74), while also tallying one triple, 65 runs and 35 walks.  Signed by the Red Sox as a minor league free agent on February 2, Gomez is a career .278 hitter (926-for-3,327) with 226 doubles, 12 triples, 132 homers, 542 RBI, 472 runs scored and 235 walks in 10 minor league seasons in the Rangers (2003-09), Braves (2010-11) and Red Sox (2012) systems.