Red Sox catcher David Ross left Tuesday night’s game with an apparent leg injury after colliding with third baseman Will Middlebrooks near the wall in foul territory.
With Minnesota’s Chris Parmelee at the plate and a runner on third, both Ross and Middlebrooks attempted to chase down a foul ball in the area between the visitors’ dugout and the backstop. As they slid, Ross’ left knee made contact with Middlebrooks’ torso, sending the third baseman back-first into the wall.
Middlebrooks hauled in the catch for the inning’s first out, but appeared a bit shaken up on the play, with Ross favoring that left leg. He stayed behind the plate for one more batter before being replaced by Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Saltalamacchia has been the team’s No. 1 catcher this season, and the Red Sox also have Ryan Lavarnway down at Triple-A Pawtucket should Ross’ injury cause him to miss significant time.
We will update you on Ross’ situation as additional information becomes available.