PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The Boston Red Sox placed left-hander Mike Holtz on the 15-day disabled list Friday and recalled left-hander Abe Alvarez.

Holtz has a strained left elbow. He allowed three runs in 1 2-3 innings in three games with the Red Sox. Alvarez was 5-0 with a 2.18 ERA for Triple-A Pawtucket.