Boston Red Sox's Sandy Leon, left, signals to the dugout beside Clay Buchholz during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Friday, July 10, 2015. Manager John Farrell came to the mound and Buchholz left the game. (AP
Michael Dwyer
July 11, 2015

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have placed right-hander Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow.

To take his place, the club selected left-hander Brian Johnson, a highly touted prospect, from Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday before their game against the New York Yankees.

The 30-year old Buchholz walked off after throwing a cutter clocked at 84 mph to Stephen Drew in the fourth inning of Friday night's loss.

The 24-year-old Johnson is 8-6 with a 2.73 ERA with 81 strikeouts and 26 walks in 85 2/3 innings.

Buchholz was 4-0 with an 0.87 ERA in his last four starts before losing Friday.

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