Nunez (knee) took grounders prior to Saturday's game against the Reds, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. It was another successful day of workouts for Nunez, who is inching closer to a return from a sprained knee. He appears good to go defensively, but the Red Sox still want to see him run the bases before risking him in game action.
Nunez (knee) participated in workouts including running prior to Friday's game against the Reds, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports. Nunez is making progress in his return from a sprained knee, but has not yet run the basepaths. Manager John Farrell indicated Nunez would need to run the bases before risking him in game action.
Manager John Farrell said the running part of Nunez's (knee) rehab may take longer than anticipated, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports. Nunez was unable to run the bases Wednesday as he had planned, putting his possible return against the Reds over the weekend in doubt. He's set to run the bases in Cincinnati on Friday, after which there will hopefully be a clearer idea of where he's at in his recovery. Nunez has been sidelined since Sept. 10 with a sprained right PCL. Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia will hold down Boston's infield in the meantime.
Nunez will test is injured knee when he attempts to run the bases at Camden Yards on Wednesday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. Nunez strained the PCL in his right knee 10 days ago and hasn't done much since. Wednesday's session will give the Red Sox an indication of where he's at in his recovery. Manager John Farrell will probably have him test the knee one more time in hopes having Nunez back in the lineup for this weekend's series in Cincinnati.
Nunez (knee) is aiming to be ready to return by the latter end of Boston's upcoming series against the Reds, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. Nunez is expected to practice running the bases Wednesday, which will help give a better indication as to whether returning over the weekend is an attainable goal. Once he's back in full health, Nunez will likely serve as a utility player for the Red Sox, as Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia are occupying spots in Boston's infield.
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