The Red Sox placed Paxton (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

After undergoing Tommy John surgery in mid-April of last season, Paxton isn't expected to be ready to begin a rehab assignment until around the middle of the summer, so the move to the 60-day IL won't affect his recovery timeline. The transaction is merely a procedural move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for newly-signed reliever Jake Diekman.

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