More injury woes may be on the horizon for the hometown team, as Koji Uehara and Dustin Pedroia are both being examined Monday in Boston.
Uehara felt stiffness in his shoulder prior to Friday’s game, though his long toss session reportedly went well prior to Sunday’s contest.
It’s unsurprising that the 39-year-old Uehara is dealing with a shoulder injury, given that he pitched 88 innings including the post-season last year. Closers are volatile by nature, and the Red Sox signed Edward Mufica this winter to serve as Uehara insurance.
Pedroia supposedly suffered a wrist injury during last weekend’s home series against the Brewers, and has scuffled at the plate since. The Red Sox don’t have a lot of middle infield depth in the organization, so Pedroia’s injury could be a devastating blow.
Shane Victorino is slated to begin a rehab assignment this week, and Alex says why Jackie Bradley Jr. should be the first man sent to the minor leagues when he returns. Though Bradley’s played exceptionally well – both offensively and defensively – he has a less proven track record than Daniel Nava, who also has minor league options remaining.
At this stage in the season, it’s all about maintaining the most organizational depth.
Alex recaps the series win against the Rangers, and series loss to a depleted, injury ravaged Yankees team.
Alex tells you why Pin Targate is an uninteresting story, shares his frustrations with instant replay, highlights the incompetence of the top of the lineup and more.
In the “Around the League” segment, Alex recaps the past week in the AL East. The Rays are on top of the division alongside the Jays and Yankees, but are dealing with a multitude of injuries of their own. Matt Moore will likely need Tommy John surgery, and Alex Cobb has been placed on the 15-day DL as well.
Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of the tragic Marathon bombings. This will be a week of reflection, and a chance to remember just how important the Red Sox are to this city.
The club’s win in its first home game following the bombings wasn’t just important because it was a decisive victory. But it was the first time that fans could be proud of their team in nearly 18 months.
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