July 25, 2024

Triston Casas, the Boston Red Sox’s first baseman, will be taking a brief absence from the team due to illness, as stated by manager Alex Cora. Cora informed reporters in Fort Myers, Fla., that Casas is dealing with the flu and will need to stay away from the facility for two to three days. During his time away, Casas will continue his training with equipment such as a net, tee, bats, and balls, potentially even practicing in Miami. Over the course of his first full season, the 24-year-old athlete boasted impressive statistics, including a .263 batting average, 24 home runs, 21 doubles, and 65 RBIs across 132 games and 429 at-bats. Additionally, he maintained a .367 on-base percentage and a .490 slugging percentage.

Casas was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the first round, 26th overall, during the 2018 MLB Draft, hailing from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla.

Additionally, manager Alex Cora mentioned that right-handed pitchers Bryan Mata and Alex Hoppe will also be out of action due to injuries. Mata, aged 24, is dealing with a pulled right hamstring, while Hoppe, aged 25, is experiencing tightness in his lat muscle.

Mata, who has progressed through the Red Sox’s system primarily as a starter, finds himself without minor league options. Consequently, the Red Sox intend to utilize him as a reliever moving forward.

Red Sox 1B Triston Casas sidelined by illness

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