Red Sox manager Alex Cora described newly acquired first baseman Eric Hosmer as day-to-day after he exited Tuesday night’s loss to the Atlanta Braves early.
“Sore. Very sore,” Cora said. “[Hosmer is] day-to-day. Most likely, he won’t play [Wednesday]. But he should be OK.”
The former San Diego Padre is hitting .167 in his first four games with Boston, along with three walks and two strikeouts. Bobby Dalbec replaced Hosmer at first base Tuesday night and struck out three times, but managed to avoid a fielding error at first base.
The Red Sox also announced Tuesday that reliever Tanner Houck is on the 15-day injured list before Tuesday’s game. Houck currently leads the team in saves with eight, and piles on to this list of injured pitchers for Boston, headlined by Chris Sale’s recent season-ending wrist injury.
The Red Sox recalled Kaleb Ort from Triple-A, and he responded by picking up the loss in Tuesday’s 9-7 loss in 11 innings to the Atlanta Braves.
Boston is now 54-57 and five games back of the third wild card spot.