The Boston Red Sox acquired veteran pitcher Dan Petry from the Atlanta Braves yesterday for a minor-league player to be named.
The right-hander was 0-0 with a 5.55 ERA with the Braves. He was traded to Atlanta on June 25 by the Detroit Tigers for shortstop Victor Rosario. With Detroit this season, he was 2-3 with a 4.94 ERA in 17 games, including six starts.
"Getting Petry gives us some experience in the bullpen," Red Sox general manager Lou Gorman said. "We feel Petry knows the league very well, and he should help shore up things there."
* METS: Outfielder Vince Coleman was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season. Outfielder Chuck Carr was recalled from the Class AAA Tidewater Tides.
Coleman reinjured the same left hamstring that caused him to go on the DL for a 36-game stretch from June 15 through July 25.
* YANKEES: Right-handed pitcher Pascual Perez was activated from the 15-day disabled list and was the starting pitcher in New York's game against the White Sox.
To make room for Perez on the roster, the Yankees placed left-handed reliever Steve Howe on the 15-day disabled list
retroactive to Aug. 11 with a sore left elbow.