Red Sox Get Great News on First Trevor Story and Matt Strahm Injury Updates
The Boston Red Sox's current road trip against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field hasn't been pretty. Not only did Boston drop the first two games in the middle of an AL Wild Card race that's heating up, but the news got worse with a pair of freak baseball injuries.
Both Trevor Story and Matt Strahm spent Tuesday night at a local hospital after getting drilled, separately, by baseballs in Boston's 2-3 loss.
The pair underwent x-rays, providing Red Sox nation with a huge sigh of relief per reports from team insider Chris Cotillo on Wednesday afternoon.
Trevor Story Injury Update
According to Cotillo, both x-rays for Story and Strahm came back negative. This likely means both players avoided any serious IL stints, but more will be determined later in further injury updates.
Story left the game in the fifth inning when a Corey Kluber sinker struck the top of his hand. He reacted in obvious pain and was immediately replaced in the game.
Matt Strahm Injury Update
Having one batter and one pitcher both struck with baseballs just innings apart is about as "freak" of a baseball injury as they come. Strahm pitched the sixth innings before Rays' Taylor Walls lined a ball back up the middle that struck the Boston reliever. Strahm actually gathered himself to make a throw, but threw the ball away to allow Tampa Bay's two winning runs to score.
Strahm was also immediately replaced.
Red Sox News
It seems that Story and Strahm both avoided the worst in these situations, but Red Sox fans will want to monitor for further updates. Don't be surprised if the pair need at least a few days of rest, and hopefully, IL stints are now off the table.
Boston is back in action against the Rays on Wednesday night, a game in which Boston is listed at +164 to win according to MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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