Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Mark J. Terrill
August 15, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) Boston Red Sox All-Star knuckleballer Steven Wright has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder, an injury sustained while diving into second base as a pinch runner at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 7.

The move was retroactive to Aug. 8.

Boston also placed first baseman Hanley Ramirez on the bereavement list. He is expected to be away from the team for three days.

Reliever Roenis Elias was optioned to Pawtucket, and right-handers Heath Hembree and infielders Marco Hernandez and Deven Marrero were recalled from the Triple-A farm team.

Boston announced the roster changes before Monday's game at Cleveland, a makeup of an April 7 game postponed because of snow and cold.

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