Rafael Devers ‘day-to-day’ with wrist damage; Brennan Bernardino positioned on COVID-19 IL

Purple Sox

Devers suffered the damage late in Saturday’s win when he was hit by a pitch.

Sarah Stier
Rafael Devers wasn’t within the Purple Sox’ lineup on Sunday.

The Purple Sox gained’t have Rafael Devers for Sunday’s sequence finale in opposition to the Dodgers, however they aren’t too involved together with his long-term well being.

Devers continues to be coping with an damage he suffered to his proper wrist in Saturday’s win, although Alex Cora is optimistic he’ll be again within the lineup quickly.

“He’ll get X-rays in a while right this moment,” the Purple Sox supervisor instructed reporters forward of Sunday’s recreation. “He’s sore. So we’ll simply keep from him. We consider it’s a day-by-day factor. So it is sensible to maintain him out of the lineup and go from there.”

Devers suffered the damage within the eighth inning when Dodgers reliever Bryan Hudson’s 91 mph fastball hit him sq. on the wrist. The Purple Sox’ star slugger seemed to be in a superb little bit of ache, wincing as he took his time to go to first base whereas the coaching employees briefly evaluated him.

Devers remained within the recreation and really scored an insurance coverage run later within the inning as a part of the Purple Sox’ 8-5 win.

The Purple Sox third baseman has principally had a clear invoice of well being to this point within the 2023 season. The one time he’s been dominated out of a recreation because of damage this season was in July, when he was coping with a calf difficulty that brought on him to overlook a few video games. He didn’t have to go on the injured checklist for the ailment.

Luis Urías changed Devers at third for Sunday’s recreation whereas Pablo Reyes, who left Saturday’s recreation because of elbow ache, returned to the lineup.

In different injury-related information for the Purple Sox, the workforce positioned lefty Brennan Bernardino on the COVID-19-related injured checklist. Bernardino has a 2.55 ERA in 42 1/3 innings pitched over 43 outings this season, making him one of many Purple Sox’ prime arms out of the bullpen.

It’s the primary time in over a yr the ballclub has positioned somebody on the COVID-19-related injured checklist

To interchange Bernardino, the Purple Sox known as up Chris Murphy. The lefty has a 3.72 ERA in 38 2/3 innings pitched over 13 outings this season.