Both teams are dealing with key injuries today.
Alex Rodriguez continues to DH as he rests a sore throwing shoulder.
“Just a little bit,” Rodriguez said before New York’s 9-5 loss to Houston. “I certainly wouldn’t miss a game during the regular season, or have to DH. But I think right now, it’s just being smart.”
Of an unknown (but seemingly greater) significance, Josh Beckett was pulled from his start after apparently losing his footing on the mound during warm-up for today’s game seemed to lead to a spate of back spasms.
Josh Beckett said “We’ll just wait and see how it feels tomorrow,” an indication of how uncertain the Red Sox are about how significant his back spasm condition is. Beckett will be re-evaluated on Sunday. Further tests, including an MRI, have not been ruled out. It remains unknown if he will be able to make his next start.
Could have done without that twist to the spring.