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Mike Cameron Headed Back To Disabled List, Daniel Nava Called Up

Mike Cameron, who has seemingly been battling injuries all season long, is making his second trip the disabled list in 2010. The team has recalled OF Daniel Nava to take his spot on the roster.

Cameron has not played since Friday, when he struck out three times (he was left out of the lineup for Monday nights game with the Indians).

The outfielder, who joined the Red Sox this past offseason, missed nearly a month between April and May with and has played occasionally since (17 of 25 games in July), suffering from abdominal pain that has persisted all season. The plan now is simply to let him rest, and hopefully avoid season-ending surgery. There has been no timetable established yet, and with Jacoby Ellsbury seemingly just days away from his own return, coupled with the recent Ryan Kalish call-up, Boston may be able to get by the rest of 2010 without Cameron.

Cameron is in the midst of one of the worst seasons of his career, sporting a .259 average and a 92 OPS+, the lowest since his 1998 campaign with the White Sox. And his defense, which is what attracted Boston to him in the first place, has left a bit to be desired: Cameron is currently saddled with a -27.9 UZR/150, and a -8 UZR (for both, zero is average).

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