The Boston Red Sox have endured all kinds of bad injury news in the 2023 season – even before it started. And we’re here to track it all at the 985TheSportsHub.com Red Sox injury tracker, which you can view below.
It was a rough year on the injury front even before the 2023 campaign kicked off for the Red Sox, who were dealt the news that shortstop Trevor Story had to undergo major elbow surgery and miss substantial time during the regular season. Story entered the season with an expectation to miss at least the first half of the schedule.
Chris Sale, meanwhile, continues to be a real injury concern into 2023. From 2019-2022, Sale averaged just 12 starts and 65 innings per season as he dealt with various injuries, including Tommy John surgery that shut him down for the entire 2020 season. He was finally ready to pitch at the start of the season in 2023, but eventually suffered a stress reaction in his throwing shoulder that has forced him to once again miss time.
MLB Injured List Rules
Players can be placed on the 10-day, 15-day, or 60-day injured list, depending on the severity of the injury and associated recovery time. Position players must spend a minimum of 10 days, while for pitchers the minimum is 15 days. Players can be placed on the IL retroactively up to 10 days, in cases where injuries are officially not diagnosed for a time after they are suffered.
Players on the 10-day or 15-day IL are removed from the 25-man roster, but remain on the expanded 40-man roster. Players on the 60-day IL do not count toward either roster. Teams can also utilize the paternity list to replace an expecting father for 1-3 days, or the bereavement list to replace players who experience a death in their family for 3-7 days.