Yaz recovering after surgery; Ace ailing; shortstop controversy
This just in: Captain Carl Yastrzemski is resting comfortably after triple bypass surgery that his representative Dick Gordon has called “a complete success”.
Good news. Sounds like Yaz got off the operating at about 8 p.m. tonight.
Manager Terry Francona announced a little while ago that Josh Beckett will be pushed back three days and will pitch next on Tuesday in New York.
The righty has been dealing with numbness in his pinky and ring fingers, partially due to sleeping on top of his arm.
It doesn’t sound good. Any time you hear numbness, a red flag goes up. Hopefully Beckett is OK. All year I’ve suspected maybe there was something going on — nagging or otherwise — that has prevented him from being the complete ace he was a year ago.
Away from the medical news and on to the baseball field, Joe McDonald of Providence Journal fame asked Tito tonight what his plans are at shortstop once Lugo returns, which could be around Sept. 1. There was no definitive answer from Tito’s desk.
“Oh, oh, not today. we’re two weeks away. It just doesn’t
make sense for me to say on Aug. 19 who is going to be the shortstop on Sept.
1. It doesn’t make sense. Lowrie has done a great job. We’re thrilled to death.
It just doesn’t make to do something when we don’t need to.”
Can anyone read through the tea leaves on this one? I think you need to stick with Lowrie if he keeps hitting like he has.