Mets place closer Francisco on DL
NEW YORK – Mets closer Frank Francisco was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of a strained muscle on his left side, and shortstop Ruben Tejada returned to the lineup after missing seven weeks because of a leg injury.
Francisco has converted 18 of 21 save chances in his first season with New York.
Red Sox put Buchholz on DL: At Boston, the Red Sox placed right-handed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of what manager Bobby Valentine called a “gastrointestinal issue.”
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