Rafael Devers ‘day-to-day’ with wrist harm; Brennan Bernardino positioned on COVID-19 IL

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Devers suffered the harm late in Saturday’s win when he was hit by a pitch.

Sarah Stier
Rafael Devers wasn’t within the Purple Sox’ lineup on Sunday.

The Purple Sox received’t have Rafael Devers for Sunday’s collection finale towards the Dodgers, however they aren’t too involved along with his long-term well being.

Devers remains to be coping with an harm he suffered to his proper wrist in Saturday’s win, although Alex Cora is optimistic he’ll be again within the lineup quickly.

“He’ll get X-rays afterward at present,” the Purple Sox supervisor informed reporters forward of Sunday’s sport. “He’s sore. So we’ll simply keep from him. We imagine it’s a day-by-day factor. So it is sensible to maintain him out of the lineup and go from there.”

Devers suffered the harm within the eighth inning when Dodgers reliever Bryan Hudson’s 91 mph fastball hit him sq. on the wrist. The Purple Sox’ star slugger gave the impression to be in little bit of ache, wincing as he took his time to go to first base whereas the coaching workers briefly evaluated him.

Devers remained within the sport and really scored an insurance coverage run later within the inning as a part of the Purple Sox’ 8-5 win.

The Purple Sox third baseman has principally had a clear invoice of well being to this point within the 2023 season. The one time he’s been dominated out of a sport resulting from harm this season was in July, when he was coping with a calf difficulty that brought on him to overlook a few video games. He didn’t must go on the injured record for the ailment.

Luis Urías changed Devers at third for Sunday’s sport whereas Pablo Reyes, who left Saturday’s sport resulting from elbow ache, returned to the lineup.

In different injury-related information for the Purple Sox, the staff positioned lefty Brennan Bernardino on the COVID-19-related injured record. Bernardino has a 2.55 ERA in 42 1/3 innings pitched over 43 outings this season, making him one of many Purple Sox’ prime arms out of the bullpen.

It’s the primary time in over a yr the ballclub has positioned somebody on the COVID-19-related injured record

To switch Bernardino, the Purple Sox referred to as up Chris Murphy. The lefty has a 3.72 ERA in 38 2/3 innings pitched over 13 outings this season.