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Red Sox make trio of roster moves ahead of Sunday doubleheader

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 04: Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Blaine Boyer (51) pitches during the game between the Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox on July 04, 2017 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. Boston defeats Texas 11-4. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire)
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The Boston Red Sox have made a slew of roster moves ahead of their Sunday doubleheader against the rival New York Yankees. Red Sox have officially placed right-handed relief pitcher Blaine Boyer on the club’s 10-day disabled list while recalling fellow right-hander Austin Maddox from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Lastly, the Red Sox have also reinstated utility man Brock Holt from their 60-day disabled list while adding him to their active roster as the 26th player for Sunday’s doubleheader.

The 36-year-old Boyer, who has made 18 relief appearances for the Red Sox in 2017, has been diagnosed with a strained right elbow. Currently in the midst of his first go-round in Boston, the veteran reliever has also suited up for the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers along the way.

Over the course of an even 24 innings of work this year, Boyer owns a 3.00 ERA in addition to a 1-1 record and one hold. He has also struck out 20 opposing batters while walking six others. For his major league career, Boyer has compiled a 4.11 ERA across 412 regular-season relief appearances and a total of 429.1 innings of work.

Entering play on Sunday afternoon against the Yankees, the Red Sox will be looking to extend their lead in the American League East after splitting the first two games of the current series. After the Red Sox took Game 1 of the four-game set, the Yankees edged Boston in Saturday’s Game 2 in 16 innings.

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