BOSTON — The injuries keep piling up, and the latest is one the Red Sox are unfortunately familiar with.
Eduardo Nunez suffered a left wrist and left thumb sprain Friday night at Fenway Park, just three days after Jackie Bradley Jr. sprained his left thumb as well.
Nunez was hurt attempting to field an errant throw from catcher Sandy Leon on a Manny Machado steal. Moving to his left, Nunez landed awkwardly.
X-Rays were negative on Nunez and the team said he is day to day. He's been an essential piece for the Red Sox, particularly with Dustin Pedroia hurt as well.
Bradley was hurt when he banged his hand sliding into home plate as a base runner. On Thursday, Mookie Betts hurt his right knee, but was able to return to the lineup the next day.
There's been some positive progress in the health department as well. Pedroia was on the field at Fenway Park on Friday, doing drills, and he also hit in the cage. David Price, meanwhile, threw from 120 feet on flat ground.
Nonetheless, the Red Sox seem to be getting banged up at an alarming rate.