Red Sox injuries: Chris Sale fell behind in the timeline; Michael Wacha is on the injured list

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The Boston Red Sox came in on Sunday with the worst record (10-18) and a difference in running (-22) in the American League East. If he was to climb out of the basement soon, he would have to do so with a seriously compromised rotation. The Red Sox on Sunday put right-winger Michael Wach on a list of injured with irritation to the left intercostal area. In the right moveBoston promoted Tyler Danish of Triple-A.

Wacha, who signed with Boston over the winter, scored a 1.38 ERA (289 ERA +) and a 1.73 draw and walk ratio in five starts this season. He is the fourth Red Sox starter to land on the shelf, joining James Paxton (Operation Tommy John), Rich Hill (COVID-19) and Chris Sale – who, incidentally, the team announced on Saturday that he had failed in his recovery from rib fractures.

“I think we were, roughly speaking, hoping to get him back when he was right,” Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said of Sale’s original return schedule in June. “I think we are talking for a few weeks [later] – It’s to get him back to start a major league game. “

The Red Sox rotation now includes Nathan Eovaldi, Nick Pivetta, Tanner Houck and the recent transformation of Garrett Whitlock. It is unclear who the Red Sox would turn to if Hill could not return quickly from COVID-19 IL.

The Red Sox added a veteran starter to their organization on Saturday, signing with former right-winger St. Louis. Louis Cardinals Carlos Martínez lower league contract. Martínez will contact Worcester, the Boston Triple-A subsidiary.

Boston will end its weekend series against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday before heading out on Monday. On Tuesday, the Red Sox will begin a five-game journey that will include two in Atlanta against the Braves and three in Texas against the Rangers.

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