Reports: Mike Carp (foot) to go on DL

Updated: June 2, 2014, 12:03 AM ET
By Kyle Brasseur | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp has a fractured right foot, and while Farrell said only that Carp will be out for "a period of time," several reports have Carp headed to the disabled list.

Carp underwent a CAT scan prior to Sunday's game that revealed the fracture. Farrell said that the injury was a result of taking an 83 mph curveball from Atlanta Braves reliever David Hale off his foot on Tuesday.

Carp started both Friday's and Saturday's games against the Rays, but was not in the lineup Sunday, the Red Sox's seventh straight win.

A move to the disabled list for Carp could coincide with the activation of shortstop Stephen Drew, who is eligible to be recalled from the minor leagues on Monday. Although Farrell wouldn't say that a move to bring in Drew already has been determined, he ensured that the club's plans for Drew remain for him to play a major role moving forward.

"When Stephen comes to us he's coming back to play shortstop for us," Farrell said. "It gives us another very good major league player on our roster."

Drew, who signed as a free agent on May 20, has shown some rust during his minor league assignment, going 4-for-18 in six games between Class A Greenville and Triple-A Pawtucket while striking out nine times.

Meanwhile, at the major league level, Brock Holt and Xander Bogaerts have both excelled on the left side of the infield while holding down the top two spots in the lineup. In his last 10 games, Holt has hit .340 with a home run and six RBIs, including going 4-for-4 with four doubles and two RBIs on Sunday. Bogaerts also has been hot, hitting .349 with four RBIs in his last 10.

Bogaerts will move to third upon Drew's arrival, with Farrell looking to get Holt in the lineup either at first, where he made one error in his first professional start at the position on Sunday, or in the outfield.

Rookie third baseman Garin Cecchini, who collected his first major league hit and RBI Sunday afternoon, told reporters after the game that he will not be traveling to Cleveland with the Red Sox, leaving the team with an open roster spot.

"The numbers don't add up. I understand the business of this game," Cecchini said. "I'm going to get my shot again and I'm going to contribute to win."

With Carp out and regular first baseman Mike Napoli already on the DL, outfielder/first baseman Daniel Nava, who was sent to Pawtucket Saturday afternoon, appears a likely choice to rejoin the team.

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