20 Aug 2010
Dustin Pedroia is back on the DL after aggravating his foot, this a day after Jarrod Saltalamacchia was put on the DL for a leg infection. Jacoby Ellsbury is back on the DL, most likely for the season, after re-breaking his rib. Jed Lowrie is too drained fighting the lingering effects of mono to play everyday.
Mike Cameron is done for the year, Kevin Youkilis is too. Jason Varitek is on the DL, Hideki Okajima is shelfed as is Kevin Cash and Eric Patterson.
I’m stunned at how many there are and the relatively frequency with which they occur. I’ve never seen anything like this.
If there is a silver lining in all of this it’s that we get to see players like Ryan Kalish, Daniel Nava, and Felix Doubront far earlier than we expected.
The new goal for this team should be just to avoid any more injuries and get the season over with already. If they make the playoffs, great, if not, go home and get healthy.