Red Sox disable Nixon, Leskanic, add Adams to 25-man roster
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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Boston Red Sox starting rightfielder Trot Nixon has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps muscle. To fill his spot on the roster, the team recalled catcher/first baseman Andy Dominique from Triple-A Pawtucket. Nixon began the year on the disabled list with a slight disk herniation in his back, which sidelined him for all of spring training. While rehabilitating, he suffered a strained left quadriceps, delaying his return to the Red Sox until June 16. He is hitting .275 with three homers and 12 RBI in 27 games for the Red Sox this season. Dominique is hitting .278 with 22 doubles, 13 homers and 56 RBI in 82 games for Pawtucket this season. A 2004 International League All-Star, Dominique made his major league debut with the Red Sox this season, as he was recalled from Triple-A on May 25. The 27-year-old saw action in 10 games, hitting .200 (2-for-10) with an RBI before returning to Pawtucket June 11, where he recently posted a 12-game hitting streak from July 8-23. The team also added righthander Terry Adams to the 25-man roster and placed righthander Curtis Leskanic on the 15-day disabled list with tendonitis in his right shoulder. To make room for Adams on the 40-man roster, lefthander Brad Thomas yesterday was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Adams was acquired Saturday, along with a cash consideration, from the Toronto Blue Jays for Double-A third baseman John Hattig, Adams is 4-4 with three saves and a 3.98 ERA (19 ER/43.0 IP) in 42 relief appearances for the Blue Jays this season. He is holding left-handed hitters to a .208 (20-for-96) batting average. Over the last two seasons with Philadelphia and Toronto, Adams has combined to post a 3.16 ERA (39 ER/111.0 IP), recording a 2.65 ERA with Philadelphia in 2003, the lowest mark of his career. The 31-year-old has pitched all or part of 10 major league seasons with the Chicago Cubs (1995-99), Los Angeles (2000-01), Philadelphia (2002-03) and Toronto (2004). He is a career 49-60 with 42 saves and a 3.97 ERA in 539 major league appearances, including 41 starts. Leskanic is 1-2 with a 5.93 ERA (9 ER/13.2 IP) in 14 relief appearances with the Red Sox.