Thursday, August 5, 2010

Red Sox Suffer Another Blow

The Boston Red Sox have suffered one injury after another this season, but have still managed to stay within striking distance in the AL Eastern division and wildcard races. But the latest blow to the Red Sox could be devestating.

All-Star 1st baseman Kevin Youkilis is out for the season after deciding to undergo surgery on a torn muscle at the base of his right thumb.

For now, Mike Lowell, just activated from the DL himself, will take Youkilis' place in the lineup. While Lowell was an outstanding defender, his bat is no longer what it was and is well below the standard that Youkilis has established.

The Red Sox realize it and are apparently willing to take drastic measures to get another bat in the lineup. The Boston Herald reported that the Red Sox have had discussions internally about taking a look at Carlos Delgado, who has not played at all this year due to 2009 hip surgery.

Another possibility would be Adam Dunn if he gets through waivers.

No comments:

Post a Comment