Mike Cameron Sent To Disabled List With Abdominal Tear

Boston Red Sox center fielder Mike Cameron has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an abdominal tear:

Mike Cameron, who was scratched from yesterday's lineup and sent to Massachusetts General Hospital, has been diagnosed with an abdominal tear near the attachment site of the abdominal muscle and the pelvis, according to a team source. The injury is a type of sports hernia, and will send Cameron to the disabled list, enabling the Sox to bring up a much-needed replacement.

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It appears likely that Cameron will be out for longer than 15 days. The injury is likely the same one that caused Cameron's groin injury in spring training, which means that it has lingered for more than a month, according to the source. The team wants to make sure that it is fully healed, though there isn't yet a sense of when that might happen, and it is possible that it could eventually require surgery.

Outfield prospect Josh Reddick has been called up to take Cameron's spot on the roster.

The Red Sox are hurting in their outfield now that Cameron has hit the DL. Left fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has also missed time because of a rib injury suffered in a collision with Adrian Beltre. Jeremy Hermida and Bill Hall have filled the holes left by Cameron and Ellsbury.

According to WEEI's Alex Speier, the Red Sox hope Cameron will only be out 2-3 weeks.

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