By Maureen Mullen
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BOSTON -- Left fielder Carl Crawford has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Crawford injured his leg beating out an infield single in the first inning Friday night against the Brewers.
The Sox medical staff said Crawford would be out at least 10-14 days, making the decision to put the left fielder on the DL an easy one.
Outfielder Josh Reddick was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Crawfords place on the roster.
Manager Terry Francona said he would use Darnell McDonald, Mike Cameron, Reddick, and possibly Drew Sutton to take Crawfords place in the field and in the lineup. McDonald is starting in left tonight, batting sixth.
In 67 games this season, Crawford is batting .243 with six home runs, 31 RBI, and eight stolen bases in 12 attempts. He is in the first year of a seven-year, 142 million contract.
Reddick, in his second stint with the Sox this season, has hit .385 (5-for-13), with four RBI. He is third in the International League with 14 home runs.
Bobby Jenks, on the DL with back tightness since June 8, made 45 throws Saturday on flat ground.
Dr. Lewis Yocum is expected to examine the MRI of Jed Lowries left shoulder early in the week. Lowrie was placed on the DL Friday with a left shoulder strain.
Bruins coach Claude Julien acknowledged Francona, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and Celtics coach Doc Rivers at the start of the Bruins Stanley Cup parade and celebration Saturday morning.
Thank goodness I called him, Francona joked, or Id be left out.
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