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Carp likely to land on DL with fractured right foot

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BOSTON -- First baseman Mike Carp has a fractured right foot and will likely be placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday.

"He'll be out for a period of time," manager John Farrell said after Boston's 4-0 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

First baseman/outfielder Daniel Nava, who was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday to make room for Rubby De La Rosa, will likely be recalled and take Carp's roster spot.

Farrell said the fracture resulted from a pitch that hit Carp in the foot during the Red Sox's 6-3 win over the Braves on Tuesday. Carp went for a CT scan Sunday prior to the game, which revealed the injury.

Carp has posted a .214/.317/.286 slash line in 70 at-bats this season, driving in six runs while scoring eight.

Nava has struggled mightily this season after a strong 2013. His slash line this year is .130/.221/.234. Last season, it was .303/.385/.445 in 134 games.

"When Daniel's right, it's one of the purest left-handed swings we have," Farrell said. "He's still working back to gain that consistency."

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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