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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Victor Martinez to be placed on the disabled list

And Jason Heyward...

Victor Martinez, as the Red Sox said in their release, will not need surgery on his left thumb. But sources told the Globe that the Red Sox will place him on the 15-day disabled list tomorrow.

Gustavo Molina, who was not in the lineup for Triple-A Pawtucket tonight, is expected to be called up.

By placing Martinez on the disabled list now, he would miss only 11 games (over a span of 17 days) before the Red Sox play Texas after the All-Star break. That would give Martinez sufficient time to recover from his injury.

 

Repoz Posted: June 29, 2010 at 03:32 AM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Phil Coorey. Posted: June 29, 2010 at 03:53 AM (#3573807)
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   2. John DiFool2 Posted: June 29, 2010 at 03:58 AM (#3573808)
Yippie skip.

Soon this team will resemble the male cast of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World in the hospital scene.
   3. Dan Posted: June 29, 2010 at 04:26 AM (#3573819)
So the Red Sox now have their Opening Day starting pitcher on the DL, along with their starting 2B, starting C, starting LF, starting CF, and 4th OF. And they're 2 games behind the Yankees.
   4. PerroX Posted: June 29, 2010 at 04:30 AM (#3573823)
Poor Red Sox.
   5. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: June 29, 2010 at 04:34 AM (#3573825)
Joel Zumaya should send a box of nice candies.
   6. Random Transaction Generator Posted: June 29, 2010 at 04:59 AM (#3573831)
Is that ANOTHER catching Molina?

I'm surprised Alfred hasn't appeared yet.
   7. Eric P. Posted: June 29, 2010 at 05:18 AM (#3573838)
Gustavo isn't related to the Brothers Molina, sadly.
   8. rconn23 Posted: June 29, 2010 at 05:27 AM (#3573841)
"So the Red Sox now have their Opening Day starting pitcher on the DL, along with their starting 2B, starting C, starting LF, starting CF, and 4th OF. And they're 2 games behind the Yankees."

The Yankees lost their DH, their starting CF for a month and catcher for three weeks. And they're ahead of the Red Sox by two games.
   9. JuanGone..except1game Posted: June 29, 2010 at 05:32 AM (#3573843)
"So the Red Sox now have their Opening Day starting pitcher on the DL, along with their starting 2B, starting C, starting LF, starting CF, and 4th OF. And they're 2 games behind the Yankees."

The Yankees lost their DH, their starting CF for a month and catcher for three weeks. And they're ahead of the Red Sox by two games.


Ha! You show them Yankee homer.

/kills self
   10. rconn23 Posted: June 29, 2010 at 05:37 AM (#3573844)
"/kills self"

At least you went out on a good one.
   11. Phil Coorey. Posted: June 29, 2010 at 06:34 AM (#3573852)
This is only bad news when Victor bats righty anyway
   12. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: June 29, 2010 at 06:36 AM (#3573853)
The Yankees lost their DH, their starting CF for a month and catcher for three weeks. And they're ahead of the Red Sox by two games.

Loath as I am to get drawn into a debate like this, these are qualitatively different. DH is an easy position to replace, and Nick Johnson wasn't hitting well anyway (SSS), and that was, shall we say a foreseeable risk. As for CF, Gardner's a lot better than Darnell McDonald. Which in a way is an argument for the Yankees' depth except that the Sox' depth CF was also hurt.
   13. RollingWave Posted: June 29, 2010 at 09:45 AM (#3573870)
So 2010 Red Sox = 2009 Mets?
   14. OCD SS Posted: June 29, 2010 at 11:15 AM (#3573882)
I'm surprised Alfred hasn't appeared yet.


He's already got a contract to play out in the Tony leagues.
   15. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: June 29, 2010 at 11:47 AM (#3573887)
Ugh. This is getting annoying. The Sox have done a nice job so far dealing with this stuff but at some point it becomes too much. Ellsbury, Hermida, Beckett, Cameron,...fine, all at least semi-replaceable. Now we're into "guys who we really can't afford to lose" territory with Pedroia and Martinez.
   16. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: June 29, 2010 at 12:57 PM (#3573916)
Do Hispanic catching prospects all just change their last names to Molina these days?
   17. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: June 29, 2010 at 01:15 PM (#3573929)
And Buccholz might not be 100%. Time to pants piss! (Not really...there's plenty of time for everyone to get healthy...them physically, and we fans mentally.)
   18. rconn23 Posted: June 29, 2010 at 02:09 PM (#3573969)
"DH is an easy position to replace, and Nick Johnson wasn't hitting well anyway (SSS),"

Well, there was that .388 OBP.
   19. SoSH U at work Posted: June 29, 2010 at 02:19 PM (#3573981)
Loath as I am to get drawn into a debate like this, these are qualitatively different. DH is an easy position to replace, and Nick Johnson wasn't hitting well anyway (SSS), and that was, shall we say a foreseeable risk.


I don't know if you want to go down that road, considering our Opening Day starter would have loved to have Nick Johnson's SSS level of success during his time on the active roster this year. Unless you subscribe to the Teddy theory that any bad outing Mr. Beckett has must be attributable to injury.
   20. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: June 29, 2010 at 02:39 PM (#3574001)
Yankees have had 81% of PA so far taken by expected starting nine, and 97% of games started by expected five-man rotation. The Red Sox have had 76% of PA and 82% of games started.
   21. Philippe Posted: June 29, 2010 at 04:10 PM (#3574124)
Anyone who gives a starting job to Nick Johnson has to expect that he'll be unavailable for significant chunks of the year.
   22. Cat Named Manny Posted: June 29, 2010 at 04:22 PM (#3574140)
Soon this team will resemble the male cast of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World in the hospital scene.


Though Ethel Merman as Josh Beckett is quite the sight.
   23. Cat Named Manny Posted: June 29, 2010 at 04:25 PM (#3574148)
"So the Red Sox now have their Opening Day starting pitcher on the DL, along with their starting 2B, starting C, starting LF, starting CF, and 4th OF. And they're 2 games behind the Yankees."

The Yankees lost their DH, their starting CF for a month and catcher for three weeks. And they're ahead of the Red Sox by two games.


So your point is that the Red Sox have lost one starter and five of their top 10 position players to the DL while the Yankees have lost three position players? Which I guess means ... well, I'm not sure what that means. Other than that you agree the Yankees have not been hurt by injuries nearly as badly as the Red Sox.
   24. Jose Canusee Posted: June 29, 2010 at 04:42 PM (#3574187)
"Gustavo Molina, who was not in the lineup for Triple-A Pawtucket tonight, is expected to be called up"

I liked the BB-Ref "warning" on his page. What was the family of NFL placekickers? There are 5 Molina catchers and 1 pitcher in BB-Ref.
   25. SteveF Posted: June 29, 2010 at 07:01 PM (#3574413)
Zendejas.

It's possible you are thinking of a different one, though.
   26. DCA Posted: June 29, 2010 at 07:13 PM (#3574428)
So your point is that the Red Sox have lost one starter and five of their top 10 position players to the DL while the Yankees have lost three position players? Which I guess means ... well, I'm not sure what that means. Other than that you agree the Yankees have not been hurt by injuries nearly as badly as the Red Sox.

Well, seeing that most of the Red Sox losses have been in the last week, the injuries have not *yet* hurt the Red Sox more than the Yankees. Indeed, the loss of Posada for much of May is really the only time -- until now -- that either team lost a player who was performing much better than his injury replacement.
   27. RJ in TO Posted: June 29, 2010 at 07:19 PM (#3574436)
What was the family of NFL placekickers?

The Gramatica family.
   28. rconn23 Posted: June 29, 2010 at 07:24 PM (#3574446)
"Which I guess means ... well, I'm not sure what that means. Other than that you agree the Yankees have not been hurt by injuries nearly as badly as the Red Sox."

Well, not quite. You included the Pedroia and Martinez injuries in the" And they're two games behind the Yankees" part of it, even though they haven't started really missing any time. Those two injuries are not like the other ones — Ellsbury, Cameron and Beckett.


What has Pedroia missed, two games so far? Martinez, a game? Let's see how where the standings are in six weeks, when Pedroia is set to return.
   29. Dale Sams Posted: June 29, 2010 at 07:25 PM (#3574448)
the only time -- until now -- that either team lost a player who was performing much better than his injury replacement.


I'd hope Beckett would have outperformed Tim Wakefield...but ya never know.

On the flip side losing Hermida was a blessing.
   30. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: June 29, 2010 at 08:58 PM (#3574561)
Martinez, a game?


Martinez did miss time earlier for a toe injury - although I think it was only 3 games.

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