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Green unlikely to be ready for Anaheim

Lowrie or Woodward would be extra infielder

Updated: October 2, 2009, 11:41 AM ET
By Amy K. Nelson

BOSTON -- Barring a miracle, infielder Nick Green will not be on the postseason roster for the first round of the playoffs next week. Green, who has a slipped disc in his back that is pinching a nerve and causing weakness in his leg, worked out before the game. Afterward he felt fatigued, frustrated and unsure when he'll be back to full strength.

"If I can't go by Saturday, then I don't think I'll be able to play in the postseason," he said.

Last week, Green had said if he wasn't ...

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