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MLB Injury News:
Boston Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias exited last night’s
contest against the Toronto Blue Jays in the third inning after being hit on
the arm by a pitch. The injury has been diagnosed as a right arm contusion, and
the Red Sox are considering him as day-to-day, according to Ricky Doyle of NESN.
Iglesias was hit in the arm by a 93 mph fastball from Blue
Jays’ starter Josh Johnson. He was in obvious pain, but still manned the field
in the third inning. While he was able to make it through three frames, he was
lifted soon after for a pinch hitter.
At this point it’s not clear how much time, if any, Iglesias
will be forced to miss as a result of the injury. He was replaced by Pedro
Ciriaco last night, and Stephen Drew is making his way back from a concussion
injury. If Iglesias is forced to miss time this weekend, Ciriaco will replace
him at short. Drew is expected back on Monday to take over the role as the team’s
regular at the position.
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