Red Sox relief pitcher Chris Martin was placed on the 15-day injured list with a sore right elbow. Chris Szagola/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Boston Red Sox right-hander Chris Martin was placed on the 15-day injured list Friday because of right elbow inflammation, and left-hander Cam Booser was recalled from Triple-A Worcester.

Boston made the placement retroactive to Thursday, a day after the 38-year-old Martin pitched one inning against Miami.

“We’ll know more over the course of the weekend. He didn’t feel great after the last one. It felt sluggish and he felt some pain,” Red Sox Manager Alex Cora said before a series opener at the New York Yankees. “We feel like this is something minor but, obviously, where we are at in the season, the day off on Monday and then the All-Star break, it doesn’t make sense to push him out there, and then we lose him for a longer period of time.”

Cora said Martin felt tightness while playing catch Friday.

Martin didn’t pitch for the Red Sox between May 30 and June 19 because of anxiety. He signed a $17.5 million, two-year contract with Boston ahead of the 2023 season and went 4-1 with a 1.05 ERA and 23 holds. He is 2-1 with a 3.42 ERA and 10 holds this season.

A nine-year major league veteran, Martin is 15-18 with a 3.37 ERA in 350 games for Colorado (2014), the Yankees (2015), Texas (2018-19), Atlanta (2019-21), the Chicago Cubs (2022), the Los Angeles Dodgers (2022), and the Red Sox (2023-24).


Booser, a 32-year-old who debuted on April 19, has a 3.21 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 28 innings. He is 2-2 with a 7.00 ERA in six games with Worcester.

First baseman Triston Casas, sidelined since April 20 by a strained left rib, took 25 swings without a ball Thursday, according to Cora.

Infielder Vaughn Grissom, out since June 1 with a strained right hamstring, was to get tested in the weight room Friday.

YANKEES: Manager Aaron Boone said he was unconcerned about criticism from Aaron Judge’s personal hitting coach.

Richard Schenk posted Thursday on X: “They’ve lost 13 out of 18 while he’s hitting like an MVP. The Yankees offensive player development is terrible.”

The Yankees entered Friday’s game having lost 13 of 17 games and 14 of 19.


“People are going to say things and certainly everyone’s entitled their opinion,” Boone said Friday, “and especially when you go through a tough stretch and you wear this uniform I know people are going to take shots and things like that, so you can’t get all consumed with all that stuff. We got enough to worry about making sure we’re buttoned up and putting our best foot forward every day.”

Judge had minimal response Friday.

“I honestly really don’t care what’s said on Twitter,” he said, adding: “It doesn’t involve me, to be honest. It’s somebody else making a comment.”

New York entered the night with a .248 batting average, 10th among the 30 teams, but 27th since June 3 at .221 (139 for 629), ahead of only Detroit, Kansas City and Seattle

• Boone spoke to Trent Grisham over the center fielder’s failure to hustle in the ninth inning of an 8-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds and said it was “a bad look.”

Grisham didn’t charge Jeimer Candelario’s two-out hit Thursday, then bobbled the ball for an error that allowed Candelario to take second. The Yankees went on to get swept by the Reds, their 13th loss in 17 games.


“It’s a bad look,” Boone said Friday, “but at the same time, one of the reasons he’s a Gold Glove center fielder is because of his heartbeat, the reads, the jumps, the ease with which he plays the position, so you don’t want to lose that in there. But with that just be mindful of certain routine things.”

ANGELS: Los Angeles placed third baseman Luis Rengifo on the 10-day injured list because of inflammation in his right wrist.

BRAVES: Atlanta continued to plug holes in its outfield by signing Eddie Rosario to a minor league deal and calling up Eli White from Triple-A Gwinnett to start in left field in Friday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Rosario was designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals on Monday and was released Wednesday. Rosario hit .183 with seven homers with Washington this season and will hope for better production in his reunion with the Braves organization.

RANGERS: Reliever Josh Sborz, who got the final seven outs in the team’s World Series-clinching game last fall, was activated from the injured list after missing nearly two months because of a right rotator cuff strain.

The Rangers brought Sborz back from his second IL stint this season at the same time that right-hander Dane Dunning went on the 15-day IL for the second time with right shoulder soreness.


PADRES: Right fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. is unlikely to play in the All-Star Game due to a stress reaction in his right thigh bone.

“I would say that’s pretty accurate, yes,” Manager Mike Shildt said before the Padres opened a weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Tatis wasn’t in the clubhouse when it was open to the media.

Tatis was voted to start for the National League team along with Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar.

Tatis hasn’t played since June 21 because of the injury that he said has been bothering him most of the season. He said three days later that he could be sidelined past the All-Star break.

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