Victor Martinez will be put on the 15-day disabled list today, with Pawtucket catcher Gustavo Molina being called up, according to the Globe.
Peter Abraham notes that Martinez could return on July 15, after the All-Star break, and would miss only 11 games over a span of 17 days. Molina, 28 years old and unrelated to the Flying Molina Brothers, has 19 games of major league experience and a -18 OPS+ (.118/.162/.147).
Clay Buchholz had an MRI yesterday and was diagnosed with a left hamstring strain. With the off days this week, Buchholz can have nine days of rest before pitching a week from today. Dustin Pedroia does not appear to need surgery on his left foot, but will be out of action for about six weeks.
With infielder/outfielder Eric Patterson (#3) on the roster, pitcher Fabio Castro was designated for assignment. ... Not that anyone cares, but Boof Bonser cleared outright waivers and has opted for free agency.