June 13, 2024

Triston Casas’ absence will extend over a considerable period for the Red Sox.

During Saturday’s game in Pittsburgh, the Boston first baseman suffered a left rib fracture while swinging, rendering him sidelined indefinitely. Manager Alex Cora disclosed the injury ahead of the Red Sox’s series opener against the Guardians in Cleveland on Tuesday.

Cora informed reporters, as reported by The Associated Press, that Casas will be out for an unspecified duration, emphasizing the need for patience as the rib mends naturally. Initially believed to be a left rib cage strain, an MRI conducted on Monday unveiled the fracture.

While there’s no definitive timeline for Casas’ return, Cora remains optimistic that the first baseman will resume playing at some point during the season. Last week, Casas had informed Cora about discomfort in his rib during the series with the Guardians, which worsened during an at-bat in the first inning against the Pirates on Saturday.

Despite Casas’ disappointment and ongoing pain, Cora emphasized the necessity of patience given the circumstances.

Casas sustained his injury during a 3-1 pitch that he fouled off toward the first base side of the field.

Following a powerful swing, Casas appeared to clutch his midsection as he exited the batter’s box. He managed to walk but was subsequently replaced during the bottom half of the inning.

Casas had been a consistent presence in the Red Sox’s lineup, starting in 21 of the team’s first 22 games at first base. He boasted a solid slash line of .244/.344/.513 for the season, contributing six home runs and driving in 10 runs. Cora praised Casas as a significant offensive asset, emphasizing his importance to the team’s performance. Despite the setback, Cora affirmed the team’s commitment to persevering in Casas’s absence.

Red Sox 1B Triston Casas out indefinitely with broken rib suffered on hard  swing at plate | AP News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *