Andrew Benintendi day-to-day after fouling yet another ball off his foot


Andrew Benintendi has found himself under assault this season. The aggressor?


No, this isn't a (spoiler alert) Tyler-Durden-in-Fight-Club scenario. Benintendi is aware of what he's doing. At the moment he just seems powerless to stop it.

On Sunday, he fouled yet another pitch off his lower body, this one pegging his right foot. He crumpled to the ground, spent three or four minutes trying to walk it off, stayed in the game long enough to limp into second with a double, and then called it an afternoon in Boston's 4-0 victory over the Orioles.

"I've got nobody else to blame but myself," Benintendi said. "I'm pulling off or something. Definitely been some bad luck, but I'll wear some protective (padding) and hopefully it'll feel better."

This is at least the fourth time Benintendi has fouled a ball off himself this season, including two off the knee on the season-opening road trip. He said this one nailed him on the Nike logo on his cleat. He went 1 for 2 to raise his average to .293 before exiting.

The good news is he doesn't expect to be sidelined long, and he's considered day-to-day. X-rays came back negative, and manager Alex Cora said he probably wouldn't play in Monday's Marathon Day matinee.

"I don't see this being anything super serious, but we'll see how it feels and go from there," Benintendi said.

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