Red Sox claim Brewers infielder Luis Jimenez off waivers


BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox claimed infielder Luis Jimenez off waivers Sunday from the Milwaukee Brewers.

To make room for him on the 40-man roster, catcher Ryan Hanigan, who underwent surgery Saturday to repair a fractured right pinky finger, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Jimenez, 27, had been designated for assignment Saturday by the Brewers. The right-handed batter appeared in 15 games for Milwaukee this season, going 1-for-15 with a run scored and a walk. He played in seven games, starting at third base twice. The native of the Dominican Republic has appeared in 67 big-league games over the last three seasons with the Los Angeles Angels (2013-14) and Brewers, compiling a .218 average (34 for 156). He has played all four infield positions, with most of his time coming at third base (54 games, 40 starts).

He is expected to be assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket.