The Boston Red Sox have been dealt a blow to their lineup ahead of their Saturday showdown against the New York Yankees, with rising first baseman Triston Casas having to sit out due to a tooth infection.
In Casas’ absence, Justin Turner and Adam Duvall take his places in the lineup. Red Sox Manager Alex Cora told reporters that he’s not sure how long Casas will be out for, and that Pablo Reyes should be ready to step in as a backup first baseman. Meanwhile, Trevor Story – slated to be benched for tonight’s game – is likely to come in off the bench at shortstop, should the occasion arise.
After Boston Red Sox infielder, Justin Turner, was forced to miss multiple games due to a heel injury, Alex Reyes was named his backup first baseman. On Saturday, Turner started at first base for the first time since July 30. The team has a potential opportunity to expand its roster in September, allowing players such as Bobby Dalbec into the lineup for greater infield depth. Manager Alex Cora has talked about an emergency option of having Connor Wong “stand” at second base; however, this would only be implemented as a last resort due to him being a key starter catcher.
The Red Sox are looking to once again come out victorious from the Yankee Stadium on Saturday. Pregame coverage is set to start from noon on NESN; with first pitch at 1:05 p.m. ET. Don’t miss out on all the excitement that is bound to occur between two of the most iconic rivals in baseball!