Verdugo went 3-for-6 with a run scored in Saturday's 11-6 win over the Orioles. The 24-year-old rapped out his fourth multi-hit performance in the last six games. Verdugo's hot streak has pushed his slash line on the season to .311/.368/.487 with four homers, three steals, 16 RBI and 23 runs through 31 contests.
Verdugo started in center field and went 0-for-5 in Friday's 6-2 win over Baltimore. He also swiped his third bag of the season. With Enrique Hernandez (hamstring) on the injured list, the Red Sox have a void in center field, where Hernandez has started 23 times this season. Verdugo is the best defender of the group that could potentially play center field. The other members of Friday's outfield were Hunter Renfroe in right and Franchy Cordero in left.
Verdugo (back) is starting Thursday's game against the Tigers. Verdugo was dealing with lower-back tightness Wednesday that forced him to be scratched from the lineup, but he'll be back in action just a day later. He'll start in left field and bat second in Thursday's series finale against Detroit.
Verdugo was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers more specifically due to lower-back tightness, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. Verdugo's removal from the starting nine was initially attributed to an unspecified "back issue," according to Ian Browne of MLB.com, but the team provided more clarity on the nature of his injury soon after. The Red Sox don't seem overly concerned about Verdugo's situation, as his absence is being described as precautionary more than anything due to the wet field conditions in Boston. Verdugo is day-to-day and could be cleared to rejoin the lineup for Thursday's series finale.
Verdugo was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers due to a back injury, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Second baseman Christian Arroyo was added to the lineup as a replacement, with Enrique Hernandez moving to center field in Verdugo's stead. Verdugo had previously been managing a hamstring injury, but he has a new issue to contend with heading into Thursday's series finale with Detroit.
|vs L.A. ANGELS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|