Betts (side) would have started Tuesday against the Yankees if not for a wet field, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. Betts was originally expected to be in the lineup Tuesday, and it sounds as though his absence is not due to any kind of setback. The Red Sox can afford to be cautious with their star outfielder with the division all but wrapped up.
Betts (side) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. Betts left Sunday's game against the Mets with left side soreness but was expected to play Tuesday. He'll wind up missing at least one start, but nothing so far suggests he's in for an extended absence. J.D. Martinez will move out to right field Tuesday, with Eduardo Nunez serving as the designated hitter.
Manager Alex Cora said Betts (side) is fine and should start at designated hitter Tuesday against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. This is encouraging news after Betts exited Sunday's series finale against the Mets with left-side soreness. Cora noted that the outfielder is still a little hobbled, so the Red Sox will likely monitor Betts leading up to Tuesday's series opener before giving him the green light to play.
Betts exited Sunday's game against the Mets with left side soreness, Tom Caron of NESN reports. The Red Sox are expected to evaluate Betts more thoroughly later on in the day, but the preliminary diagnosis isn't exactly the most welcoming news for a player who previously missed 12 games in June with a similar injury. Boston is off the schedule Monday before kicking off a three-game set Tuesday with the Yankees, but Betts' outlook for that series and the rest of the week appears muddled at this time.
Betts was removed from Sunday's game against the Mets in the top of the sixth inning for an unspecified reason, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Betts didn't look to be in any obvious pain while playing the outfield, but after consulting with team trainers, he was pulled from the contest midway through the inning. It's worth noting that he made a relay throw to home plate on a sacrifice fly earlier in the inning, so his removal could be linked to an arm injury. Regardless of the circumstances behind Betts' departure, the Red Sox will likely evaluate him in the locker room and hope that no significant injury is in play.
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