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Red Sox Place Mike Lowell on 15-Day Disabled List

06.30.09 at 3:23 pm ET

The Boston Red Sox today placed third baseman Mike Lowell on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 28) with a right hip strain and recalled first baseman/outfielder Jeff Bailey from Triple-A Pawtucket.  Bailey is wearing No. 55 and is active for tonight’€™s game against the Orioles.

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.

Lowell, 35, is hitting .282 (75-for-266) with 18 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 41 RBI and 30 runs scored in 68 games for Boston this season.  The right-handed hitter has made starts in just two of the Red Sox’€™ last nine games and returned to Boston following Sunday’€™s game in Atlanta.  On Monday, Lowell received an injection of Synvisc in his right hip.  The third baseman underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip during the offseason.

For Bailey, 30, it is his second stint with the Major League club this season.  The right-handed hitter was originally selected to the active roster on April 22 and went 13-for-69 (.188) with three doubles, one triple, three home runs, nine RBI and 10 runs scored in 23 games before being optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket on May 31.  In 36 games with the PawSox this season, Bailey is batting .259 (36-for-139) with 13 RBI and seven home runs, tied for the second-most on the club.  He has hit safely in each of his last nine games beginning June 20, going 12-for-34 (.353) in that time.

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