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MLB Injury News:
The Boston Red Sox were without a pair of regulars for last
night’s contest against the Detroit Tigers. Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was
nursing a thumb injury, but he’s expected to be back in the Red Sox’ lineup as
soon as today. That won’t be the case for Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who’s dealing
with a sore back, as the catcher is expected to miss a few games due to his
ailment, according to Jason Mastrodonato of MLB.com.
Ellsbury jammed his thumb Sunday, aggravating the injury. He
was able to suit up for Monday’s opener against the Tigers, but manager John Farrell
elected to hold him out of the lineup last night. While the skipper doesn’t
believe Ellsbury’s injury will be gone overnight, he is hopeful that the center
fielder will be back in today’s lineup.
Farrell and the Red Sox were hoping Tuesday would allow
Ellsbury to “get ahead” of the soreness he’s suffering in his hand. It’s a
condition that will only be resolved with rest, and that’s not something he can
afford at this point of the season. As a result, Farrell admitted that Ellsbury
could require routine days off between now and the end of the regular season.
Meanwhile, Saltalamacchia is expected to miss the team’s
next two or three games with a sore back. Farrell said the ailment has become
more evident of late, and he’s hoping that time off can provide the backstop
with a sufficient breather.
"Over the past three or four days, it's started to rear
its head a little more than some general soreness that guys are dealing
with," manager John Farrell said. "Throughout the course of
[Monday's] game, it became apparent that he needed a little bit more of a
In Saltalamacchia’s absence, the Red Sox will use Davis Ross and Ryan Lavarnway.
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