Well, what once was a very healthy team now seems to be getting nailed with injury after injury. This isn’t good for a team that is struggling as much as the Boston Red Sox are right now.
Shane Victorino pulled a hamstring and is now on the 15-day disabled list. This is the same hamstring that he was having issues with during spring training. That’s a shame because Victorino might be the fastest player in their lineup right now and definitely their best defender. Mike Napoli is having issues with his finger and is now on the disabled list.
Now Xander Bogaerts is the latest player to have an injury. He left Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays because of a hamstring cramp. It doesn’t sound particularly serious, but it just seems that Boston has all of a sudden been snake bitten when it comes to their health. One factor that was working for Boston was that they were healthy while all of the other teams in the AL East had suffered injuries to key players. That has certainly changed now.
This is a team that doesn’t have a lot of depth and it is very much starting to show. Boston is not really a team that is built to do a lot of winning this year. It might not have been the best idea to turn over three positions to young players, but that is another topic for another article.
At least we know Stephen Drew is coming, but Boston might be buried in last place by the time he arrives.