There's no greater sign that the Red Sox are hurting in the outfield than this: Fox Sports is reporting that the Red Sox have recalled outfielder Scott Podsednik from Pawtucket. The 36-year-old is 10-for-31 with a home run and 6 RBI in nine games with the PawSox.
With Cody Ross (foot) now set to miss some time, and with fellow outfielders Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury on the disabled list, Podsednik will try to give the Sox greater depth at a position where they need it badly.
More to come . . .
Evan Drellich explains why he is not ready to be concerned about Rick Porcello following a loss to the Twins.
BOSTON - Adalberto Mejia pitched 5 2/3 innings in his second straight scoreless start, Max Kepler hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins rebounded from two consecutive losses against Boston to beat the Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night.
Kepler also had an RBI single, and Miguel Sano added an RBI double to help the Twins improve to 24-11 on the road.
Mejia (3-3) allowed five hits, struck out three and walked one. On Friday night at Cleveland, the rookie left-hander held the Indians to two hits over five innings in a victory.
Brandon Kintzler got the final three outs for his 21st save.
Boston starter Rick Porcello (4-10) gave up four runs on six hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two. It was his 14th straight start going at least six innings, the AL's longest active streak.
Red Sox manager John Farrell was back in the dugout after serving a one-game suspension Tuesday for poking umpire Bill Miller in the chest during an argument Saturday.