Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/8/13
The Guru Contributing Writer Add a couple more names to the growing list of the battered and the broken. Red Sox catcher David Ross (left quad) and third baseman Will Middlebrooks (right side) both left Tuesday night’s 6-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins after colliding near the visitors dugout. Both are described as day-to-day. Not sure why, but I had a Beltre/Ellsbury flashback. Ross, who limped off the field a few batters later, is hitting .237 with four homers in 44 plate appearances. If he is going to miss any time the Sox will call up Ryan Lavarnway, who is hitting .328 at Triple A Pawtucket. Don't expect to see Mike Napoli behind the plate anytime soon. It was OF/1B Mike Carp warming pitchers in the bullpen last night. While Middlebrooks initially remained in the game, he was replaced at third base in the top of the seventh by Pedro Ciriaco. The loss of Middlebrooks proved costly in the eighth when Ciriaco made two errors that led to two unearned runs and the Twins breaking...
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