Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 3/14/13
Things are not looking good for Red Sox pitcher Franklin Morales as he's traveling back to Boston to receive additional diagnosis and treatment for his ailing lower back. Morales was a key member (again it was the 2012 season so take that with a grain of salt) of the 2012 Red Sox pitching staff ending the year with a 3-4 record, 3.77 ERA in 37 games last season. Morales provided relief (pun absolutely intended) for the starting rotation by starting nine games during the 2012 season. He went 3-3 with a 4.14 ERA during those starts and was suppose to fulfill that role heading into the 2013 season. It seems as though plans have changed due to his injured back. “He’s been undergoing treatment here, but hasn’t really made the improvements that we had hoped for. So we just had him checked,” Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters in Fort Myers before Thursday’s game. “He’ll be back here (Thursday) and we’ll have more of a detailed update once he returns. I don’t have any findings ...
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