Purple Sox get some excellent news on Rafael Devers’ injured wrist

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Rafael Devers was scratched from Sunday’s matinee in opposition to the Dodgers resulting from a sore wrist.

A Boston Red Sox trainer and manager Alex Cora check on Rafael Devers after he was hit by a pitch during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, in Boston.
Rafael Devers damage his wrist throughout Saturday’s win over the Dodgers. (AP Photograph/Michael Dwyer)

With the Purple Sox in pursuit of an AL wild-card spot, Alex Cora provided up some excellent news following Boston’s 7-4 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon.

Rafael Devers was scratched from Sunday’s matinee after taking a pitch off the wrist the day earlier than, however Cora famous on Sunday that Devers’ X-ray outcomes got here again destructive.

Boston hopes Devers can be cleared and capable of play on Monday, when the Purple Sox welcome the Houston Astros for a three-game collection at Fenway Park.

“That’s the plan,” Cora stated postgame. “We’ll see. We’ll see how he feels.”

Dropping Devers for any important stretch of time would have severely hampered Boston’s hopes of punching its ticket again to the postseason.

In 123 video games this season, Devers is batting .272 with 29 dwelling runs and 88 RBI. Regardless of some lulls on the plate, Devers has performed a key half in Boston’s stronger play within the second half, batting .325 and posting a .983 OPS since July 1.

Not like a big swath of the Purple Sox roster, Devers has managed to largely keep away from the damage bug throughout the 2023 season. Previous to Sunday, the one time the All-Star third baseman missed time resulting from damage this season was in July, when a calf ailment compelled him to take a seat out for 2 video games.

Even earlier than Sunday’s X-ray outcomes got here in, Cora stated pregame that the workforce wasn’t involved that Devers’ wrist was going to be a lingering difficulty.

“He’s sore,” Cora stated of Devers. “So we’ll simply keep from him. We consider it’s a day-to-day factor. So it is smart to maintain him out of the lineup and go from there.”