Found July 16, 2012 on
No Guts, No Glory:
You remember the story about David Price having to leave a spring training game because of neck spasms that were cause by toweling off too hard, right? Well, Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez may have just one-upped Price for the most unlikely way to get hurt.
On Friday, Gonzalez took a trip to the mall while the team was in Tampa for their series against the Rays. Everything was going as planned until Gonzalez decided to bend down and say hello to a small child in a stroller. All of a sudden, Gonzalez’s back locked up and he’s been out of the lineup ever since.
Gonzalez was getting a cup of coffee at the International Plaza in Tampa when he bent over to say hello to a child in a stroller. That’s when he felt his lower back lock up.
“I have no idea how it happened,” said Gonzalez, who has never had back problems before. “It was something I’ve done a million times.”
Gonzalez tried to play on Friday night, but was scratched from the lineup an hour before first pitch. He wa...
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Adrian Gonzalez missed Saturday’s Red Sox-Rays game after his back tightened when he bent over to greet a child at the mall on Friday. You can’t make this stuff up.
Gonzalez told reporters he was at a mall in Tampa next to the team’s hotel when he ran into a family with kids.
“I bent over to say ‘Hi,’ to one of the kids and when I came out of that, it locked up on me...
Apparently, kids are Adrian Gonzalez's kryptonite. It wasn't a sneeze or heavy lifting or any other one of the myriad fluke reasons for back injuries suffered by athletes over the years -- rather, it was Gonzalez's kindness in saying hello to a fan that caused the trouble for the star first baseman, according to The Boston Globe. During a trip to a local mall in Tampa...
For the second straight game, Adrian Gonzalez is out of the lineup. But it's not because of the illness that forced him to exit last Sunday's game against the Yankees. The Red Sox first baseman is battling back stiffness and doesn't want to re-aggravate the injury. NESN's Jenny Dell reports that Gonzalez's back locked up as he bent down to greet a young child...
Gonzalez could return to his power-hitting ways with more swings like this one last night.
Third baseman Kevin Youkilis’ return to Fenway Park since being traded to the Chicago White Sox brought many cheers from fans, including a 40-second standing ovation prior to this first at-bat. Monday night’s contest against Chicago also marked a couple of other returns for the Boston...
Just as the Red Sox were getting oh-so close to relative health, Adrian Gonzalez had to go an injure his back in the most bizarre way possible. It seems like Murphy's Law, doesn't it? All season the Red Sox have had player after player go down with injury, and just as the team is approaching some semblance of the 25-roster they expected during Spring Training, their first...
It was almost perfect for Boston Red Sox fans: They cheered Kevin Youkilis early in the game and enjoyed a late-inning rally by their team. A limping David Ortiz just put a bit of a damper on the nice night.
Adrian Gonzalez spoiled Youkilis' return to Fenway Park, hitting a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning of a 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday.
BOSTON -- Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to break a 1-1 tie as the Boston Red Sox spoiled the return of fan favorite Kevin Youkilis with a 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Youkilis was playing his first game against the Red Sox since they traded him to Chicago on June 24. Boston fans cheered him as if he was still a member...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- David Price outpitched Clay Buchholz and the Tampa Bay Rays scored twice in the seventh inning without getting a hit to rally for a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
Price (12-4) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 1-3 innings to become the first 12-game winner in the American League. The All-Star left-hander walked two and struck...
In a night that had Kevin Youkilis' return to Boston & the season debut of Carl Crawford, the biggest return was Adrian Gonzalez's power.
Gonzo took a high fastball from Leyson Septimo into the monster seats for a three run home run that helped give the Red Sox a 5-1 victory.
It did "spoil" Youkilis' return as he recieved a standing ovation in the...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - David Price was quick to share the credit after becoming the first American League pitcher to reach 12 wins Saturday night. The All-Star left-hander outpitched Clay Buchholz, who was making his first start in nearly a month, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 at Tropicana Field. "We continue to play well on my day (to pitch),"...
The injury woes for the 2012 Red Sox seemingly have been relentless. At this point in the season, 21 Red Sox players have made trips to the disabled list. Luckily, David Ortiz, has not been one of them. Ortiz, who has been one of the very few, perhaps the only, constant performers this season, has played in 89 of the team’s 90 games. That is assuredly going to change. As Adrian...
David Price outpitched Clay Buchholz and the Tampa Bay Rays scored twice in the seventh inning without getting a hit to rally for a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
Price (12-4) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 1-3 innings to become the first 12-game winner in the American League. The All-Star left-hander walked two and struck out eight to move ahead of...
After getting a 3-1 win last night, the Boston Red Sox look to secure a series win tonight in the second game of a three-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rays television market, you can watch the game on Sun Sports...
Time: 7:10 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
Red Sox (44-43)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (8-2, 5.53)
Pitching: LHP David Price (11-4, 2.82)