Sawamura is dealing with a hamstring issue and may have be be replaced on the ALCS roster, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. It's unclear when Sawamura picked up the injury. He's made three appearances so far this postseason, allowing a run on two hits and two walks across two innings of work. If he needs to be replaced, he'll be ineligible to pitch in the World Series should the Red Sox advance.
Sawamura is on Boston's roster for the ALCS against Houston, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. The righty will be available to make his postseason debut after being left off the roster for the first two rounds. Sawamura appeared in two games against the Astros earlier this season, allowing three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks in an inning of relief. He doesn't throw many pitches in the strike zone, which is cause for concern against a talented and disciplined Houston lineup.
Sawamura is not part of Boston's wild-card roster, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. Sawamura has pitched well for the Red Sox this season, finishing the year with a 3.06 ERA in 53 innings of relief. He may not have been considered available after throwing 1.2 innings Sunday against the Nationals, though it only took him 15 pitches to record those five outs.
Sawamura (illness) was activated from the injured list prior to Monday's game against Seattle, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. Sawamura was expected to return sometime over the weekend, and while that didn't happen, it's good news for Boston that he's been cleared to play. The reliever has appeared in 50 games so far this season, posting a 3.09 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with a 54:29 K:BB to go along with 11 holds across 46.2 frames.
Sawamura (illness) will throw a bullpen session this weekend, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. Sawamura has been sidelined since the end of August after he tested positive for COVID-19, but manager Alex Cora said that the right-hander could be activated as early as this weekend if Friday's throwing session goes well. The 33-year-old posted a 5.14 ERA and 2.14 WHIP in seven innings across the 10 appearances prior to his absence.
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