Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez stays a query for the crew’s American League Wild Card Sport towards the visiting New York Yankees on Tuesday night time at Fenway Park as he continues to get well from a sprained left ankle.
Martinez suffered the damage within the fifth inning when he tripped over the second-base bag whereas jogging out to proper subject in Boston’s regular-season finale Sunday towards the host Washington Nationals, a 7-5 Red Sox victory. He was pulled from the sport an inning later.
Talking Monday at Fenway, Crimson Sox supervisor Alex Cora mentioned Martinez continues to obtain therapy on the ankle and that the crew will make a roster resolution Tuesday morning.
“He is getting therapy,” Cora instructed reporters. “We’ll most likely should decide tomorrow morning roster-wise, in fact, and let’s examine how he reacts to therapy and every thing that they’re doing to him in there. We do not know but.”
Cora additionally mentioned outfielder Jarren Duran will probably make the wild-card roster, giving Boston a possible velocity possibility on the basepaths, as will Nick Pivetta, who threw an inning of scoreless reduction towards the Nationals on Sunday. Chris Sale, who began that sport in D.C., is unlikely to be on the roster, per Cora.
“He really threw at present. He felt good. He stopped by the workplace and [I was] like, ‘No, we’re not doing that,'” Cora mentioned. “Hopefully he has an opportunity to begin once more right here in October.”
The Yankees, in the meantime, count on Gio Urshela to be within the lineup Tuesday. Urshela bruised his proper thigh and suffered some cuts when he made a diving catch within the Tampa Bay dugout within the groups’ regular-season finale Sunday, a large play that helped New York en path to a walk-off 1-0 win that clinched its wild-card spot.
“I feel we obtained extremely lucky in that scenario,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone instructed reporters. “As you realize, it actually scared me watching him launch into there from my angle. He could be a bit of stiff or no matter. However I do not assume it will have a lot affect.”
Yankees ace Gerrit Cole (16-8) faces Nathan Eovaldi (11-9) at Fenway. The Yankees-Crimson Sox winner will transfer on to face the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays starting Thursday in St. Petersburg, Florida.
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/32340251/boston-red-sox-jd-martinez-getting-treatment-ankle-gio-urshela-gets-thumbs-new-york-yankees | Boston Crimson Sox’s J.D. Martinez getting therapy on ankle; Gio Urshela good to go for New York Yankees