Red Sox Get Encouraging Injury Update on Key Pitcher
After dealing with injury scares to multiple members of their starting rotation on Friday, the Boston Red Sox received some welcome injury news on Saturday morning.
Brayan Bello, who was shut down from throwing on Friday with forearm tightness, gave an encouraging update on his status from the team's Spring Training facility in Fort Meyers, FL.
Brayan Bello Injury Update
The 23-year-old right-hander reported feeling "much better" than he did earlier in the week, when the injury first surfaced. He's also looking forward to resuming throwing on Monday.
The Red Sox are hopeful that Bello's brief injury will be just a minor hiccup as he works on ramping up his arm for his first full MLB season. Bello pitched 57 1/3 innings for Boston after getting called up last summer but is expected to carry a much heavier workload this year as a frontline starter.
As the team's former top pitching prospect, Bello is expected to be a key contributor for the Red Sox this year, especially after finishing his rookie season on a high note. Bello posted a 3.07 ERA with 42 strikeouts over his final 41 innings of 2022, showing tremendous improvement after a rocky start to his career.
If he stays healthy, Bello has the potential to be the ace of Boston's staff not just in 2023, but for years to come.