Andrew Benintendi placed on injured list with rib cage strain


Andrew Benintendi's mistake on the base paths Tuesday cost him more than just an out.

The Red Sox outfielder was placed on the injured list before Wednesday's game against the Rays with a right rib cage strain. Right-hander Ryan Weber has been recalled to take his spot on the roster.

"It’s part of his ribs," manager Ron Roenicke said to reporters before the game, noting the injury occurred when he fell running the bases Tuesday. "So that fall, however he put out his arms and came down on that rib cage, he finished the game last night but he was hurt. He wasn’t going to hit if his time came up again."

Benintendi has started 12 of the Red Sox' 17 games this season, all in left field, and has batted leadoff eight times. In those games he is just 4-for-39 (.103) at the plate with four runs scored.

Roenicke said J.D. Martinez is an option to see more time in left field in Benintendi's place.