Prior to tonight’s game against the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox placed right-handed pitcher Heath Hembree on the 10-day injured list with right lateral elbow inflammation. To fill Hembree’s spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Smith from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Hembree appeared in four of the Red Sox’ seven games during their recent homestand, including each of the last two. In 43 appearances this season, he is 1-0 with two saves, a 4.06 ERA (17 ER/37.2 IP), and 30 scoreless outings.

Smith has made 10 appearances (two starts) over four major league stints with Boston this season, going 0-2 with one save and a 5.40 ERA (11 ER/18.1 IP). In five outings (four starts) since being optioned to Pawtucket on June 25, the right-hander is 3-0 with a 4.94 ERA (15 ER/27.1 IP).

Boston opens a 4 game series in New York against the Yankees Friday, August 2nd, with a doubleheader on Saturday the 3rd. Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to pitch for Boston Friday night, with the pregame starting at 6:10 and 1st pitch at 7:10. Hear this and every Red Sox game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle