Originally written on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 11/9/14
The Boston Red Sox got a big scare last night when third baseman Will Middlebrooks dropped his bat and clutched his wrist after a check swing in the first inning of last night's 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Middlebrooks said he was fine after the game but it appears the Red Sox are sending him to a wrist specialist just to be sure. WMB stated it's possible that he loosened up some scar tissue and that's what caused the initial pain. Let's hope that's the case. We can't afford to lose him again. Anyways, the Red Sox are off to Bradenton this afternoon for a matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. There is no television or radio coverage of the game on the Red Sox end of things. According to the MLB At-Bat app, MLB.com will have audio. So if you have the app or GameDay audio, you can listen to the game. Here are today's starting lineups: 1. Jackie Bradley, Jr. CF 1. Alex Presley CF 2. Brock Holt 2B 2. Jose Tabata RF 3. Ryan Lavarnway DH 3. Travis Snider LF 4. Ryan Sweeney RF 4. Brandon Inge DH 5. Drew Sutton 3B 5. Clint Robinson 1B 6. David Ross C 6. Jared Goedert 3B 7. Lyle Overbay 1B 7. Josh Harrison SS 8. J.C. Linares LF 8. Tony Sanchez C 9. Jose Iglesias SS 9. Chase d'Arnaud 3B John Lackey SP Jonathan Sanchez SP The mouth breather will be followed by Chris Hernandez, Chris Carpenter and Terry Doyle . Sanchez will be followed by Andy Oliver, Tony Watson, Justin Wilson and Bryan Morris. To see the overnight and morning links from the local media, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page. More links will be added if/when they become available and will be bolded. To open the links up in a new tab or window, use Control+click Will Middlebrooks gets wrist scare [boston herald] Jonny Gomes brings his proven chemistry formula to Red Sox [boston herald] Mike Napoli debut on tap [boston herald] Will Middlebrooks offers Red Sox an uncomfortable reminder [rob bradford - weei.com] Middlebrooks declare self OK, but awaits further tests [clubhouse insider] Red Sox notes: Doubront expected to start against Rays [csn new england] Hassan scheduled for follow-up MRI [csn new england] Farrell 'can see the merit' in outlawing violent home plate collisions [csn new england] Deep bullpen could be key to Red Sox success [csn new england] Farrell on Napoli: 'We're looking forward to getting him on the field' [csn new england] Middlebrooks on injury: 'Nothing's broken, nothing's torn' [csn new england] Should Jackie Bradley start the season in the majors? [csn new england] Middlebrooks wrist injury 'just a scare' [espn boston] Takeaways: O's 5, Sox 3; Dodging a zinger [espn boston] Will Middlebrooks of Boston Red Sox says wrist checked out OK [espn boston] Will Middlebrooks to see wrist specialist [espn boston] John Farrell notes Wednesday: Felix Doubront cleared for start, David Ortiz takes a personal leave [full count] Will Middlebrooks on injury scare: ‘Nothing’s broken. Nothing’s torn.’ [full count] Jonny Gomes launches moonshot, Will Middlebrooks dodges bullet in Red Sox spring loss to Orioles [full count] Will Middlebrooks Optimistic That Wrist Injury Was ‘Just a Scare,’ But Losing Slugger Would Be Nightmare for Red Sox [nesn.com] Jackie Bradley Jr. Could Make Impact With Red Sox in 2013, But Outfielder Shouldn’t Crack Opening Day Roster [nesn.com] Bradley ready for center stage [on deck] Fortnotes*: A Scare for Middlebrooks, a Lesson for Barnes, an Insight from Ross [projo sox blog] Middlebrooks: "I'm not hurt" [projo sox blog] Aceves officially added to Team Mexico's roster [redsox.com] Competitive AL East braces for shakeup [redsox.com] Tense moment reveals lack of depth at third base [redsox.com] For more slices of Red Sox goodness, head over to the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, CSN New England,  ESPN Boston, NESN, Providence Journal, RedSox.com and WEEI websites. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

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