Friday injury updates from hot, steamy Fenway
It’s a scorcher out here at Fenway tonight. You want the requisite injury updates? Here you go. ‘
Third baseman Adrian Beltre is in the lineup tonight, apparently over the hamstring woes that troubled him through the All-Star break.
Manny Delcarmen will be back in the Boston bullpen tomorrow evening after successfully completing his one-day rehab.
Dustin Pedroia is off crutches and doing some light weight-bearing activities. He is probably stuck in the walking boot for another week or two, and then he can ramp back up. In other words, Pedroia won’t play for the Red Sox before August, not that it’s that big a surprise.
Jason Varitek is a couple of weeks behind Pedroia, and will remain in crutches for the time being.
In the meantime, nothing like a little pressure for young lefty Felix Doubront. The Red Sox badly need a win tonight with Cliff Lee looming tomorrow.