BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list because of a right calf strain and called up infielder Brock Holt from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Middlebrooks hit .231 with one homer in Boston’s first four games before being scratched from the lineup for Saturday night’s 7-6 loss in 11 innings to the Milwaukee Brewers. Jonathan Herrera started in his place and was in the lineup again Sunday.

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Holt played 26 games for Boston last season with 17 starts, and hit .203 with 11 RBI.