BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox have placed shortstop Marco Scutaro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique and called up infielder Jose Iglesias from Triple-A Pawtucket.

The moves were made before Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Twins.

Manager Terry Francona said Scutaro had been bothered by a sore left side the past few days. He had an MRI exam Sunday.

He played 20 games at short, starting 17, hitting .235 with one home run and eight RBI.

Iglesias, who spent 2010 with the Sea Dogs, is in the majors for the first time. He was batting .253 in 24 games with Pawtucket, scoring 11 runs and driving in four.

“We all think he’s got a bright future here, but we don’t think he’ll be our starting shortstop right now,” Francona said. “It’s good to have him up here to get him used to it.”

Boston had to call up Iglesias, who played in the ninth, because Pawtucket’s Yamaico Navarro was placed on the DL Saturday with a strained right oblique.