Sunday, September 10, 2006
Updated: September 11, 3:00 AM ET
Hurting Manny, Coco scratched from Red Sox lineup
BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox outfielders Manny Ramirez and Coco
Crisp missed Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals with
Ramirez sat with a sore right knee while Crisp was out with an
injured left index finger. Both are expected to return Tuesday in
Baltimore following Monday's off day.
Ramirez was on the original lineup card batting fourth and
playing left field, but manager Terry Francona replaced him with
Wily Mo Pena three hours before the game.
"He said it hurts today, so we had him in there and took him
out," Francona said.
Ramirez returned to Boston's lineup Monday after missing 10 of
11 games with a sore right knee. He's hitting .318 with 34 homers
and 101 RBI, but has gone 2-for-16 since returning.
Crisp, who broke his left index finger in April and missed 42
games, said he irritated the injury in the fourth inning Saturday
night when he hit a ball off the end of the bat. Crisp remained in
the game until the 12th inning, when David Murphy replaced him in
Gabe Kapler started in center in place of Crisp, who is hitting
.263 with 20 stolen bases.