December 9, 2022

MLB rumors: Red Sox lose ex-Yankees reliever as Wild Card race enters running race


All is not rosy for the Boston Red Sox these days.

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Yes, the Red Sox have won five straight games to take control of the American League Wild-Card race.

But Boston may have lost one of its best pitchers in Sunday’s 8-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles. reports right-hander Garrett Whitlock left the game in the seventh inning with what the team are calling right pectoral tightness.

Whitlock pitched a scoreless sixth inning relief from Nathan Eovaldi then started a starting march for Cedric Mullins to start the seventh round. “We’ll know more (Monday), obviously, with the day off,” Sox manager said. Alex Cora. “It’s too early to know what’s going on. We will know a little more (Monday).

According to the Boston Globe, Whitlock could be seen wincing slightly in pain.

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Whitlock has been a revelation this season for the Red Sox. Boston picked it up in the New York Yankees’ December Rule 5 Draft, with Whitlock on the mend after Tommy John surgery.

Although he had never passed Double-A before this season, Whitlock was turned off in the Red Sox box, going 8-4 with a 1.99 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 72, 1 rounds started.

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