Middlebrooks placed on 15-day disabled list


BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after straining his right calf.

The Sox recalled infielder Brock Holt from the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox to fill Middlebrooks' spot.

The placement is retroactive to April 5. Middlebrooks was taken off the lineup for Saturday night's extra-innings loss against the Milwaulkee Brewers.

With the PawSox this season, Holt, 25, has hit .364 with two doubles, two walks, three runs scored, and a stolen base in three games, according to the Red Sox organization. Holt played 26 games for the Red Sox last season with 17 starts, all at third base. He batted .203 with 11 RBIs.