After a slow start to the 2022 MLB season, the Boston Red Sox have begun to turn things around, going 11-5 in their last 16 games. Unfortunately, things are about to get tougher following the latest news surrounding right-hand reliever Hansel Robles.
The Red Sox announced on Saturday that they have placed Robles on the 15-day injured reserve due to back spasms. His placement is retroactive to May 25, meaning the earliest he can return is June 8.
Hansel Robbles Injury Update
Although the injury update isn't what Red Sox fans wanted to hear, it's hardly a surprising announcement. The back spasms have prevented Robles from pitching since May 22, so some time off is exactly what he needs.
Robles' absence will surely be felt due to Boston's relievers underperforming this year by combining for a 4.09 ERA — fourth-worst in the American League. Meanwhile, the 31-year-old has been solid, going 1-1 in 16 appearances with a 2.65 ERA, 1.059 WHIP and a pair of saves.
The silver lining to the situation is that back spasms aren't too serious if treated correctly. Assuming his recovery goes well, it shouldn't be long before Robles is back on the mound.
Orioles vs Red Sox Odds (May 28)
The Red Sox will continue life without Robles when they host the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on Saturday at 12:10 a.m. ET. FanDuel Sportsbook currently has Boston as the -220 moneyline favorite over Baltimore (+184).
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