The Boston Red Sox have placed outfielder Andrew Benintendi on the bereavement list, the team announced Friday.
Although the team did not officially note how much time Benintendi would miss on the bereavement list, it’s believed that he will miss the remaining three games against the Toronto Blue Jays before the league’s All-Star break.
The 24-year-old, who was nearly voted into the league’s final All-Star Game roster spot earlier this week, is hitting .297 with 14 home runs and 57 RBIs in 91 games this season. Benintendi has been lights out through the first two weeks of July, too, with hits in 16 of his 41 at-bats (.390 batting average) and a 1.053 OPS.
With Benintendi out, the team has called first baseman/outfielder Sam Travis up from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Travis has been on a recent tear with the PawSox, with a .346 average to go with two homers and three RBIs over his last eight games. The 24-year-old Travis appeared in four games with the Red Sox this season, and has collected two hits and three RBIs over that span. A second-round draft pick of the Red Sox in 2014, Travis appeared in 33 MLB games last season.
The Red Sox, who placed Rafael Devers on the disabled list on Thursday, are currently on a season-high 10-game win streak.