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Friday, June 09, 2023

Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo benched after failing to hustle on the basepaths, per report

Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo was benched during Wednesday’s game after failing to hustle, according to Julian McWilliams of the Boston Globe. In turn, Verdugo will not start Thursday’s series finale versus the Cleveland Guardians.

The tipping point occurred during the seventh inning of Wednesday’s game. Verdugo was on first base and the Red Sox were trailing by a 5-2 score when Masataka Yoshida hit a two-out chopper to the right side. The play pulled first baseman Josh Naylor far away from the bag, and at such an angle that it would’ve been difficult for him to toss the ball to the pitcher covering first base in time to record the out.

Alas, Naylor was able to snuff out whatever rally could’ve transpired because Verdugo let off the pedal on his way into second base. Naylor delivered the ball to shortstop Amed Rosario, who made a stretching grab to corral the ball for the third out.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 09, 2023 at 10:11 AM | 23 comment(s)
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