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To make roster space for lefthander Roenis Elias, who starts on Friday, the Red Sox placed infielder Josh Rutledge on the 15-day disabled list with what was described as patellar tendinitis in his left knee.

Rutledge has played in 28 games, the last on Tuesday. He has hit .265 with a .733 OPS, playing third base, second base and shortstop.

With Rutledge out, the Sox have only three players on their bench.

Four draftees sign

The Sox signed four of their selections from last week’s amateur draft.

Outfielder Ryan Scott (7th round, Arkansas-Little Rock); outfielder Matt McLean (9th round, Texas-Arlington); catcher Nick Sciortino (17th round, Boston College); and shortstop Nick Lovullo (20th round, Holy Cross) were all assigned to Single A Lowell.

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According to MLB.com, Scott and McLean received only $10,000 bonuses, far below the money slotted for those spots in the draft. The Sox are likely to use the $359,100 saved to aid in the signing of first-round pick Jay Groome, a lefthanded pitcher.

The Sox also have agreed to terms with two other picks, but no announcement has been made. Second-round pick C.J. Chatham, a shortstop from Florida Atlantic, agreed to a $1.1 million bonus. Sixth-round choice Steve Nogosek, a righthander out of Oregon, accepted $250,000.

Both of those deals were slightly below slot, adding $163,800 to be used on other picks.

Groome, a high school pitcher from New Jersey, fell to 12th overall in the draft. His bonus is slotted at $3,192,800, but it surely will take more for the Red Sox to keep him from attending college.

Mariners make some moves

Lefthander Wade Miley, Seattle’s scheduled starter for Saturday, was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder impingement. Miley was 6-3 with a 5.28 earned run average in 13 starts. He was with the Red Sox last season before being traded in December.

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Seattle also designated righthanded reliever Steve Johnson for assignment. He appeared in 16 games and had a 4.32 ERA.

Righthander Jonathan Aro and lefthander David Rollins were recalled from Triple A Tacoma.

Aro, who was with the Red Sox for six games last season, appeared in 22 games for Tacoma and had a 2.45 ERA. Rollins was 2-0 with a 2.36 ERA in 22 games in Triple A.


Peter Abraham can be reached at peter.abraham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @peteabe.