I haven't been able to find any prognosis on when Martinez might actually be back.
Which is frustrating because it seems that the biggest dropoff we're getting from injured starter to replacement is going from Martinez to Cash. (Some of the pitchers might be bigger, but hopefully that's irrelevant going forward, because it sounds like Buchholz might be able to make his next start with the Sox.) Abraham noted last night that "Bengie Molina's 10 total bases tonight are four more than RedSox catchers have had since Martinez got hurt June 24."
Surely Dusty Brown or Mark Wagner has to be up today, with Fake Molina going down, right?
With Varitek looking to be out for a long time, we still need a catcher. Actually, we need two catchers until Martinez is actually playing for the Red Sox again.
Cabrera was DFA'd, probably with MDC coming back tonight.
Pedroia's off crutches but still has to wear the boot for another two weeks, so it looks like we're not seeing him with the Red Sox until sometime in August. The sooner that Lowrie gets here the better, IMO, but there was a report in the Herald that he's staying in Pawtucket for a while longer
, even though he's hit well in 7 or 8 games of minor league rehab so far. According to that report, Scutaro's hurting, but Lowrie's staying in AAA for more than another week, at least. Doesn't make much sense to me.
Hermida should be activated for the West Coast trip, barring any setbacks, so it'll be interesting to see who goes to make room for him. Though the Herald says he might not join the Sox until they get to Seattle.
Edited by The Gray Eagle, 17 July 2010 - 10:47 AM.