Manager Alex Cora said Nunez left Wednesday's contest with hamstring tightness and that he will not be available until Tuesday at the earliest, Sean McAdam of the BostonSportsJournal.com reports. The Red Sox initially stated that Nunez was removed from Wednesday's tilt with right knee soreness, but it was ruled a hamstring injury after further evaluation. Nunez has been playing banged up as of late, starting with a right knee issue that he suffered against Toronto exactly a week ago. Manager Alex Cora will stress precaution with the infielder following this latest setback, especially with the Red Sox closing in a division title.
Nunez said his knee is no longer bothering him, and he expects to play the field soon, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. Nunez returned to the lineup Tuesday, going 1-for-4 as the designated hitter after missing the last four games with a sore knee.
Nunez (knee) is in the lineup as the designated hitter Tuesday, batting fifth against the Yankees, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. Nunez left Thursday's game against Toronto with right knee soreness and sat out the entirety of the weekend series against the Mets. It remains to be seen when he'll be ready to take the field.
Nunez (knee) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets. Nunez hasn't played since leaving Thursday's game with a sore knee. There's no guarantee he would have started Sunday even if healthy, however, as he's been splitting time at third base with Rafael Devers, who starts against Jacob deGrom. Nunez could return Tuesday against the Yankees after Monday's off-day.
Nunez (knee) will be available to play Sunday, but could have his return pushed to Tuesday, Stephen Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports. Nunez left Thursday's game with soreness in his right knee and hasn't played since. Giving him Sunday off, coupled with an off day Monday, will give the knee four full days.
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