Boston Red Sox

Shockingly, things managed to get worse for the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Which is certainly saying something after the team surrendered a franchise-record 28 runs in a Friday night beatdown from the Toronto Blue Jays.

But it’s indeed the case after manager Alex Cora revealed that there’s a good chance that superstar Rafael Devers lands on the team’s injured list.

“After the last at-bat yesterday, he felt his right hammy,” Cora said (courtesy of MassLive’s Christopher Smith). “We’re debating right now what we’re going to do. There’s a chance he goes on the IL. He’s going through testing and all that stuff. We’ll see. But there’s a good chance he’ll go on the IL.”

Cora went on to add that they do not believe that the injury occurred during Devers’ trip to Los Angeles for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game.

Boston’s MVP, the 25-year-old Devers leads the team in batting average (.324), OPS (.981), home runs (22), and hits (113). Devers also ranks second among all Red Sox hitters in doubles (29) and RBI (55).

The disappointing update on Devers comes with the Red Sox in the midst of a slide that’s come with losses in three straight (and seven of their last 10), and with the team sitting three games behind Toronto for the final wild card spot in the American League.

It also comes with the team just over a week and change away from the 2022 MLB trade deadline.

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