ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)The Boston Red Sox have placed Kike Hernandez on the 10-day injured list with a right hip flexor strain.

Boston made the move Wednesday night before facing the Los Angeles Angels.

The versatile Hernandez has been Boston’s leadoff hitter and starting center fielder lately, but manager Alex Cora said Hernandez has been dogged by pain in his hip. The veteran is batting .209 with four homers and 24 RBIs this season.

Hernandez filled in at shortstop Tuesday night and made the game-ending defensive play, throwing out Kurt Suzuki on a difficult grounder.

Hernandez will be eligible to return June 18. Second baseman Jonathan Arauz was recalled to take his roster spot.

Christian Arroyo moved into the leadoff slot for the Red Sox, and Jackie Bradley Jr. took over in center field.

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