Red Sox Get Concerning Injury Update on Key Pitcher
Spring Training is supposed to be a time for optimism, so it's tough when a player immediately injures himself.
The Boston Red Sox are hoping that's not the case with starting pitcher Nick Pivetta, who had a scary moment at Spring Training on Friday.
Nick Pivetta Injury Update
Pivetta exited a throwing session with a trainer after bending over with an apparent injury. Fortunately, Red Sox reporter Chris Cotillo believes the issue is non-injury-related.
According to Cotillo, Pivetta has been sick lately, so he could still be battling lingering illness/stamina issues.
Boston hopes that's the case, as Pivetta is slated to be an anchor in the starting rotation this year. In a rotation full of question marks, the 30-year-old right-hander is one of the team's few reliable options after making 30+ starts for them in each of the past two years.
The Red Sox will hope for a quick return to the mound from Pivetta so he can begin building his arm strength back up in preparation for the upcoming season. They'll need him to be a stabilizing force on the pitching staff if they want to exceed preseason projections, most of which have them finishing fourth or fifth in the AL East.