Crimson Sox CF Jarren Duran to overlook remainder of 2023 season as a result of toe surgical procedure

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“He had a superb season. He did properly for us. He’s a man we’re relying on for the longer term.”

Jarren Duran #16 of the Boston Red Sox runs to first baseduring a game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday.
Jarren Duran was one of many Crimson Sox’ high surprises throughout the 2023 season. Vincent Alban For The Boston Globe

Jarren Duran’s 2023 season has come to an finish.

Talking forward of Boston’s dwelling matchup towards the Houston Astros on Tuesday evening, Alex Cora introduced that Duran will miss the rest of the 2023 marketing campaign as a result of a turf toe damage that requires surgical procedure.

Cora added that the 26-year-old outfielder is predicted to be cleared for spring coaching subsequent February.

The speedy middle fielder suffered a left toe sprain again on Aug. 20 whereas making an attempt to climb the fence at Yankee Stadium in an try to steal a house run from New York infielder Gleyber Torres. He was initially moved to the 10-day IL final week, however extra scans and testing didn’t map out a practical return in September.

“We’re calling it proper now a nasty turf toe,” Cora stated, as transcribed by’s Sean McAdam. “After they get in there [surgically], we’ll see the place we’re at with that. He’s going to lose the season and the expectations are that he’ll be again, able to go for spring coaching. They must go in there and handle it, so we’ll have extra particulars [Wednesday].

“It’s all the time powerful once you lose a participant. Nevertheless it’s one thing that he’ll be OK. This occurs all through your profession. The timing of it (isn’t optimum). However he had a superb season. He did properly for us. He’s a man we’re relying on for the longer term. He’ll be OK and he’ll bounce again.”

Duran was one of many high surprises for the Crimson Sox this season, going from a possible fringe MLB participant this spring to one of many extra electrifying gamers in baseball because the summer season progressed.

Known as up in mid-April to switch an injured Adam Duvall, Duran entrenched himself on the Crimson Sox because of improved play each on the plate and within the discipline.

After batting simply .221 with a .645 OPS over 58 video games final season, Duran slashed .295/.346/.482 with an .828 OPS. He slugged eight dwelling runs, drove in 40 runs, and likewise stole 24 bases over 102 video games.

His pace on the basepaths routinely allowed him to show seemingly innocent bloops and line-drive singles into extra-base hits, along with his 34 doubles rating fourth within the AL. Duran’s improved protection after a number of misadventures within the outfield final 12 months additionally additional inspired Cora handy him regular at-bats all through the season.

“It was a very good 12 months,” Cora stated of Duran’s 12 months, per McAdam. “On the finish, the numbers are the numbers, proper? And that’s how folks consider gamers. The on-base share, the slugging share, the stolen bases, bought a bit higher defensively. … He went by means of the ups and downs. He was scorching, he struggled, then (he bounced again). He had a very good season.”

However with Durran now on the mend, the Crimson Sox will seemingly hand a few of these at-bats to rookie middle fielder Ceddanne Rafaela. Fellow rookie Wilyer Abreu may even earn some extra enjoying time, though he’s at the moment on MLB’s paternity record.