Boston Red Sox Jed Lowrie (L) flips his bat after striking out with bases loaded to end the eighth inning as Tampa Bay Rays catcher Dioner Navarro heads back to the dugout during their American League MLB baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts April 8, 2009.   REUTERS/Adam Hunger  (UNITED STATES SPORT BASEBALL)

Some bad news for the Boston Red Sox who are already thin at the shortstop position.

Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe and Joe McDonald of the Providence Journal are reporting that Jed Lowrie will be placed on the 15-day DL with a wrist injury. Gil Velazquez has been recalled from Pawtucket to take his place on the roster.

Nick Green will probably take over the every day shortstop duties until Lowrie and/or Julio Lugo return from their injuries. Green is in the starting lineup tonight.

Velazquez recalled. Lowrie hurt? [Projo Sox Blog]

Lowrie to be placed on DL [Extra Bases]