Manager John Farrell said that Betts (knee) could return to the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Tigers, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. Betts exited Friday's game against the Twins in the fifth inning with a sore knee, which has reportedly been bothering him since the All-Star break. The Red Sox opted to hold Betts out of the lineup Saturday and Sunday, but it appears that was strictly done for precautionary purposes. Considering the multi-category production he brings to the table, Betts is worth activating in every weekly league even if he returns to action Monday at less than 100 percent health.
Betts (knee) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Betts received some good news Saturday with the MRI on his right knee coming back negative, but he'll still be out for the second consecutive game while he waits for swelling in the knee to dissipate. The Red Sox don't appear concerned that Betts will require a DL stint, so he'll remain day-to-day in advance of Monday's series opener with the Tigers. Bryce Brentz will enter the starting lineup in Betts' place for Sunday's contest.
Betts (knee) underwent an MRI on his knee and the results returned negative, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. After departing Friday night's contest, Betts is being withheld from Saturday's lineup with some swelling in his knee, but the MRI revealed nothing more than some minor fluid buildup. The Sox are considering Betts day-to-day, though Abraham notes that it doesn't look to be anything overly concerning. Michael Martinez will get the starting nod in Betts' place Saturday.
Betts (knee) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Twins, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. A bout of right knee soreness forced Betts from Friday's game but not before he hit his 20th home run of the season. Manager John Farrell revealed after the game that this isn't a brand new ailment -- Betts has been receiving treatment for the knee issue, which has developed since the break -- and it seems like the Red Sox want to get out in front of this and protect the premier leadoff hitter in the game. Michael Martinez will get the start in his absence.
Betts' knee injury, which forced him to leave Friday night's game, has been developing since the All-Star break, according to Boston manager John Farrell, Bill Ballou of the Providence Journal reports. Betts had been receiving occasional treatment on the knee before getting pulled from Friday night's game. He's listed as day-to-day and we should learn more Saturday.