Arroyo also expected to miss start

BOSTON -- Red Sox ace Curt Schilling was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a bone bruise on his surgically repaired right ankle.

The move was made retroactive to April 24, the day after Schilling allowed six runs over seven innings in a 6-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Boston announced Wednesday that Schilling would miss at least two weeks.

Schilling is 1-2 with a 7.13 ERA in three starts this season. The 38-year-old began the season on the disabled list while continuing to recover from offseason ankle surgery. He was activated April 13 after missing the first seven games of the season.

Boston called up right-handed reliever Tim Bausher from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Schilling's spot on the roster. Bausher, who has never pitched in the major leagues, had a 3.24 ERA in four relief appearances after being claimed off waivers from the Colorado Rockies in December.

The Red Sox are already without left-hander David Wells, who went on the disabled list Tuesday with a sprained right foot and is expected to miss at least a month. Right-handed starter Bronson Arroyo also stands to miss a start after his six-game suspension on Friday for throwing at batters April 24 against the Devil Rays.