Add one more to the list of walking wounded for the Boston Red Sox.
Manager Terry Francona said during his weekly interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI on Wednesday afternoon that the team sent rookie lefthanded reliever Felix Doubront back to Boston because he was having some pain in the right side of the front of his neck.
“We actually decided since he pitched last night to send him back to Boston today, get him looked at, figure out what’s going on there, just to rule out some things,” Francona said. “The good news is it’s not his pitching arm, in fact it’s not his arm, it’s his neck, but it’s on the [non-pitching] side. It was starting to grab at him a little bit when he was lifting his glove so we want to get him looked at. We’ll see where that leads.”
Francona did not say when he expected Doubront to be back with the club.
Doubront pitched the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s loss in Baltimore, giving up two solo homers, both to lefthanded hitters.