MLB Notes: With Craig Kimbrel Injured, Red Sox Acquire Brad Ziegler

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox have placed closer Craig Kimbrel on the 15-day disabled list with an injured left knee that will likely sideline him for three to six weeks.

He's expected to have surgery Monday for a medial meniscus tear.

Manager John Farrell said Saturday the right-hander was injured shagging fly balls before Friday's win over Tampa Bay.

Kimbrel is 1-3 with a 3.55 ERA and 17 saves in 19 chances (see full story).

Red Sox: Ziegler acquired from Diamondbacks
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded closer Brad Ziegler to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for two minor league prospects.

The deal was announced late Friday night after the Diamondbacks' 6-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

Ziegler, who owns Arizona's club record of 43 consecutive saves, is scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the season. Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart had been in talks with Ziegler's agents regarding an extension but those negotiations stalled.

That led to the trade that netted prospects Jose Almonte, a right-handed pitcher, and infielder Luis Alejandro Basabe (see full story).

White Sox: Rodon placed on 15-day DL with injured wrist
CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left wrist.

The move Saturday was retroactive to Wednesday. Rodon was tagged for six runs and a season high-tying 12 hits over five innings in a 9-0 loss to the New York Yankees a day earlier.

Right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte. He has a 6.23 ERA in five appearances with Chicago this season.

The 23-year-old Rodon is 2-7 with a 4.50 ERA in 16 starts. The third overall pick in the 2014 draft is winless in his last seven starts.

Rodon went 9-6 with a 3.75 ERA over 23 starts as a rookie in 2015.

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