Results tagged ‘ Jarrod Saltalamacchia ’
For the first time since June 30, Red Sox manager Terry Francona has posted a lineup that has the name of Jason Varitek in it. Boston’s captain broke his right foot that night of his last start, and has patiently waited on the bench since being activated eight days ago.
It is a strange time for Varitek, as the Red Sox — on the cusp of falling out of contention — want to get a look at Jarrod Saltalamacchia with an eye toward next season.
Could this be the end for Varitek in Boston? He is very clear in the fact he wants to play well beyond this season. But he’s again a free agent, and the Red Sox could look to go younger at that position. Of course, the Victor Martinez negotiations also have a large bearing on whether Varitek resurfaces. It’s hard to imagine any circumstance in which both those players would be on the roster next year.
Is there any end to the injury barrage? Today’s news is that Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been placed on the disabled list with a lower right leg infection. Dusty Brown will take his place on the roster. Saltalamacchia is currently at Massachusetts General Hospital getting treated, and the hope is that they can knock this infection out within a few days.
Meanwhile, Josh Beckett made big news by getting shelled in his last two starts. But he was dominant in his first three starts off the DL so perhaps it’s not quite panic city yet. That said, the Sox desperately need Beckett to come up big tonight.
The Tigers didn’t do the Red Sox any favors in the Bronx. They are about to get swept by the Yankees.The Rays start a West Coast trip in Oakland tonight.