The Red Sox added left-hander Rich Hill of Milton to the active roster in time for tonight’s game in Seattle.
Hill, 30, combined to go 7-4 with a 4.00 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 42 appearances (10 starts) this season between the Cardinals Triple-A affiliate in Memphis and Triple-A Pawtucket. He signed with the Red Sox as a minor league free agent on June 30 and posted a 3-1 record with 55 strikeouts in 19 appearances (six starts) for the PawSox, leading the team with a 3.74 ERA in 53 innings after his July 1 debut.
Hill is 21-20 with a 4.87 ERA and 355 strikeouts in 78 career appearances (70 starts) over parts of five major league seasons with the Cubs (2005-08) and Orioles (2009).
To make room on the 40-man roster, the club transferred first baseman Kevin Youkilis to the 60-day disabled list.