Mike Cameron is heading to the disabled list:
Outfielder Mike Cameron, who battled kidney stones last week, will be placed on the disabled list Tuesday because of an abdominal strain.
Cameron was scratched from the Red Sox lineup Monday morning after complaining of discomfort similar to the pain he felt late last week when he passed a kidney stone. After numerous tests Tuesday, it was determined that he had the strain, which is probably related to the groin pull he experienced late in spring training.
Abdominal pulls can be slow to heal and it's possible that Cameron could miss more longer than 15 days.
Josh Reddick has been called up to replace Cameron.
This is not good news. I was really excited to see Cameron's mastery of center field and now we're not going to have that for awhile. Jacoby Ellsbury, who has also been battling injury, will likely stay off the disabled list with Cameron going on. Expect to see a lot of Josh Reddick in the Red Sox outfield until Ellsbury is fully healthy. Even after that, he'll probably split time with Jeremy Hermida in left.