The 2023 Injury Thread

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Based on everything, I'd like to see Hernandez up at catcher, especially since both require a 40 spot.

Is Hernandez that bad behind the plate? He's only played like 15 games at catcher this season, yet he's thrown out more runners and clearly has the more interesting bat. Put another way, is Hamilton that well-regarded as a game caller?
 

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Based on everything, I'd like to see Hernandez up at catcher, especially since both require a 40 spot.

Is Hernandez that bad behind the plate? He's only played like 15 games at catcher this season, yet he's thrown out more runners and clearly has the more interesting bat. Put another way, is Hamilton that well-regarded as a game caller?
I'm guessing it's because he's more fungible & they're going to want to kick him off the 40 man ASAP.

Bleier to the 60 makes the most sense to me.
 

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Zunino was released today, he's been garbage but does he offer more than our milb guys?
 

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I was shocked at how bad Zunino has been at catching. I thought he came with a solid reputation, but in my 35+ years as a Cleveland fan, I can't recall anyone more useless behind the plate. The Guardians are accustomed to catchers who can't clear the Mendoza line, but I think it was his defensive problems that caused them to pull the plug so quickly.
 

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Okay, which one of y’all laughed at the Judge news?

Hoping this is just precautionary but assuming it’s not.
 

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Here's who has played SS for Boston this year:

Arroyo
Chang
Dalbec
Hamilton
Hernandez
Reyes
Valdez

That's kind of amazing.
 

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Last year they also had seven guys play SS- including three who are no longer with the team (Boagerts, Arauz, and Downs). So, ten different SS in 1 1/2 years (and none of them are Story). Pretty wild.
 

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Last year they also had seven guys play SS- including three who are no longer with the team (Boagerts, Arauz, and Downs). So, ten different SS in 1 1/2 years (and none of them are Story). Pretty wild.
The 2012 squad had sixteen players play various outfield positions.

Adrian Gonzalez (!)
Pedro Ciriaco
Nate Spears
Jason Repko
Jacoby Ellsbury
Marlon Byrd
Brent Lillibridge
Ryan Kalish
Lars Anderson
Scott Podsednik
Carl Crawford
Darnell McDonald
Daniel Nava
Ryan Sweeney
Che-Hsuan Lin
Cody Ross

Also had 9 players play 3B.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/2012.shtml#standard_fielding::26
 

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Did they have to wait for swelling to subside for Houck's surgery or something?

Glad to hear Schreiber is making progress, he's been very missed.
 

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A bit more from Speier on some of these (Joely in Portland today for what I believe will be his last rehab outing if it goes well).

View: https://twitter.com/alexspeier/status/1674150260757737480?cxt=HHwWkMC9kdmy47suAAAA


& for experts on facial surgery, Houck's was successful & was to repair a good old-fashioned right orbito-zygomatico-maxillary complex (OZMC) fracture.

View: https://twitter.com/MacCerullo/status/1673868196129177600?cxt=HHwWgIDU8a-Q47ouAAAA
 

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Strange that Joely's going to pitch in Portland when the Sea Dogs are in Manchester this week.

(I assume that Speier meant that he's pitching for Portland)
 

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Who are our best 40-man defensive options at SS, in order? My first pass...

Story
Chang
Mondesi
Rafaela
Reyes
Arroyo
Hamilton
Kike
Dalbec
Agree. Reyes looked good to me but there were some defensive metrics that said I’m an idiot (not Buchholz)
 

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Yu Chang went 1-11 during his rehab assignment in Portland. Still our best starting SS option?
I think yes, even if the hamate surgery saps some of his power. I think he’s a little better hitter than he’s gotten credit for, with a whiff of untapped upside, and the defense is quite plus.

Gotta say, I’ve kinda liked Pablo Reyes in a José Iglesias-lite sorta way. Kiké’s 2023 is a sad story, though. I think it’s admirable he was willing to switch positions in a walk year after putting up a truly great 2021 season at a premium position, but he should not be starting games right now, at least until the Sox are out of it.
 

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Yu Chang went 1-11 during his rehab assignment in Portland. Still our best starting SS option?
Whitlock having a bone bruise is immediate short-term good news, but it worries me for his long term elbow situation. Getting a bone bruise from no trauma aside from pitching (traumatic enough, no doubt) makes me think that maybe his UCL is getting a little loose, allowing for more trauma to the bones than they would otherwise see. UCL injuries are frequently chronic attritional injuries- guys will lose a little velocity, some command, start injuring other structures in and around the elbow… I’m not terribly optimistic about that elbow over the next couple of years.
 

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Whitlock having a bone bruise is immediate short-term good news, but it worries me for his long term elbow situation. Getting a bone bruise from no trauma aside from pitching (traumatic enough, no doubt) makes me think that maybe his UCL is getting a little loose, allowing for more trauma to the bones than they would otherwise see. UCL injuries are frequently chronic attritional injuries- guys will lose a little velocity, some command, start injuring other structures in and around the elbow… I’m not terribly optimistic about that elbow over the next couple of years.
Is there a way to build up tissue around it or stabilize it somehow?
 

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Whitlock having a bone bruise is immediate short-term good news, but it worries me for his long term elbow situation. Getting a bone bruise from no trauma aside from pitching (traumatic enough, no doubt) makes me think that maybe his UCL is getting a little loose, allowing for more trauma to the bones than they would otherwise see. UCL injuries are frequently chronic attritional injuries- guys will lose a little velocity, some command, start injuring other structures in and around the elbow… I’m not terribly optimistic about that elbow over the next couple of years.
I'm not giving you $5 for this.
 

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Who are our best 40-man defensive options at SS, in order? My first pass...

Story
Chang
Mondesi
Rafaela
Reyes
Arroyo
Hamilton
Kike
Dalbec
Kike is better than Hamilton and Arroyo, even suffering from the yips. If that's behind him, he's probably better than Reyes and Rafaela, too. He just hasn't hit enough to play there and find out if he can throw again.
 

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Kike is better than Hamilton and Arroyo, even suffering from the yips. If that's behind him, he's probably better than Reyes and Rafaela, too. He just hasn't hit enough to play there and find out if he can throw again.
I'd be good slotting him in right over or under Rafaela, because I think Kike is an above an above fielder, but just can't make the throws consistently. I haven't seen enough of Rafaela.
 

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Yu Chang went 1-11 during his rehab assignment in Portland. Still our best starting SS option?
Yes. Hardly scientific, but the RedSox "looked" their best when he was the regular SS (and when Reyes was) even though he was hitting 125. To be fair, the rest of the team was hitting pretty well at the time, so they might have been better able to absorb the no-bat than they are now. But I hope they get him back as SS in Bostom ASAP.
 

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Yes. Hardly scientific, but the RedSox "looked" their best when he was the regular SS (and when Reyes was) even though he was hitting 125. To be fair, the rest of the team was hitting pretty well at the time, so they might have been better able to absorb the no-bat than they are now. But I hope they get him back as SS in Bostom ASAP.
On the other hand, Kike and David Hamilton haven't been hitting a lick since they went down, so I'll take the defense over the bad bats AND the bad defense.
 

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So that basically knocks Mills out for next year too. Can't see him surviving the 40 man in the offseason. Maybe se can sign him to one of those 2 year minor league deals.
 

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I forgot all about this guy.

I imagine there's a valid explanation, but it took this long to figure out he needed TJ?
 

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I forgot all about this guy.

I imagine there's a valid explanation, but it took this long to figure out he needed TJ?
Isn't rest and rehab always the first choice? The initial diagnosis in spring training was a flexor muscle problem, not a ligament. Apparently things got worse as he tried to rehab.