OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Boston Red Sox placed shortstop Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left wrist before their game against the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.

Lowrie was sent to Boston for tests to determine the extent of the injury.

“We want to be more conclusive with what’s going on,” Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. “He showed up yesterday and said it was bothering him. We realized we need to get it checked out.”

Lowrie played with an injured left wrist for much of the second half of last season, although Francona said he wasn’t sure if it was in the same place.

“He said it started bothering him a couple of weeks ago,” Francona said. “From all I heard it was necessary to let the thing calm down.”

Lowrie was stuck in a 1-for-18 rut to begin the season after hitting .343 with three homers and 16 RBIs in spring training.

The Red Sox recalled infielder Gil Velazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill Lowrie’s spot. Nick Green started at shortstop against the A’s.

Glaus’s steroid report prompts meeting

PHOENIX (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak met with Troy Glaus on Monday to discuss a report that the third baseman had told authorities he used steroids in 2003 and 2004 to help him recover from right shoulder injuries.

“I told him that, from St. Louis’ standpoint, this is something that happened in the past, and we understand it’s been handled with Major League Baseball, and we’ll leave it at that,” Mozeliak said before the Cardinals played the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

The New York Times reported over the weekend that Glaus in 2005 told federal investigators that he used steroids while he rehabbed the shoulder injuries when he was playing for the Angels.

Glaus is in Arizona on another rehabilitation stint, this one following arthroscopic shoulder surgery in January.

But Mozeliak refused to draw parallels between this rehab stint and the one that drew the attention of investigators.

“I think we can all read into this and try to make it more complicated than it is,” Mozeliak said. “It’s something that happened years ago. He’s looking at this now as, he understands that’s not a viable option, and so he plans on really working hard at what he has to do to get back.”

Mozeliak said there is no timetable for Glaus’ return, but he’s not expected back before June 1.


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