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Garrett Whitlock Dealing With Surprising Injury

Larry Rupp
Boston Red Sox pitcher Garrett Whitlock is dealing with a surprising injury.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Garrett Whitlock is dealing with a surprising injury. / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

There may be a reason that Boston Red Sox pitcher Garrett Whitlock has been seeing some up-and-down results on the mound as of late. Manager Alex Cora said that the 25-year-old is dealing with some hip tightness, but he is expected to be ready for his next scheduled start on Sunday afternoon.

Garrett Whitlock Injury Update

Cora said he originally noticed Whitlock favoring his leg during his June 1 start against the Cincinnati Reds. He ended up battling through six scoreless innings in that game. However, Whitlock gave up 4 runs in four innings (71 pitches) during his subsequent start against the Los Angeles Angels.

The issue is being stressed as "nothing serious" and Whitlock explained how it isn't bothering him when he pitches. The one thing that could change moving forward is his conditioning. While Whitlock usually runs outside and on stadium stairs, he could be switched to the treadmill from now on.

Seeing a successful performance against the Seattle Mariners this weekend would go a long way in soothing any fans' worries about Whitlock's status. The 2017 draft pick has posted a 2-1 record this season to go along with a 3.51 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and 49 strikeouts across 13 appearances (9 starts).

The Red Sox will look to keep building on their recent momentum after winning seven of their last 10 games overall. They currently hold the final American League Wild Card spot and have odds set at +4000 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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