Ian Kinsler landed on 10-day disabled list
The Red Sox announced the move on Saturday morning after Kinsler left Friday's 4-1 win over the New York Yankees with a left hamstring strain.
Kinsler had been off to a strong start for the Red Sox, going 4-for-10 with three runs, a pair of RBIs and two steals in his first three games. Mookie Betts moved in from right field to take Kinsler's place Friday night.
In a corresponding move, the Red Sox called up infielder Tony Renda from Triple-A Pawtucket. Dustin Pedroia, on the DL since June 2 following a brief return, was moved to the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man roster for Renda.
Kinsler, 36, is expected to help replace Pedroia, who returned from offseason knee surgery in May but lasted just three games before going back on the disabled list. It is unclear if Pedroia will return this season.
Kinsler was batting .239 with 13 homers and 32 RBIs in 91 games during his first season with the Angels. He spent the previous 12 years of his career with the Texas Rangers (2006-13) and Detroit Tigers (2014-17), making four All-Star appearances, most recently in 2014. He also won a Gold Glove at second base in 2016.
Boston sent Los Angeles left-hander Williams Jerez and righty Ty Buttrey for Kinsler, who is set to hit free agency after the season.
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