Red Sox hurler Rick Porcello to DL – Boston Herald
Red Sox starter Rick Porcello won’t be one of the pitchers in the plans for the upcoming road trip, as manager John Farrell announced the right-hander will be headed to the disabled list with soreness and inflammation in his triceps.
The Red Sox then made the move official and added reliever Ryan Cook, acquired from Oakland on Friday, to the active roster.
Farrell said Porcello complained about the soreness following his latest start against the Chicago White Sox on July 29 when he surrendered 10 hits and six runs (five earned) in just two innings. It was the second, two-inning start Porcello made in July, and this latest setback is just another frustration for the 26-year-old in his first year with the team.
“We feel like it’s a short-term thing, but at the same time we need to back him out of there,” Farrell said. “He wasn’t going to be able to throw a bullpen today. While the symptoms are improving there is still soreness there, so he goes on the disabled list.”
Farrell said that they could have backed up Porcello to Saturday in Detroit, but the team decided to give him the time needed to recover fully. The Red Sox still haven’t named a starter for Tuesday’s series opener in New York, but Farrell announced that Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez will follow on Wednesday and Thursday.
“This wasn’t something that wasn’t lingering,” Farrell added on Porcello. “This just cropped up after this last start.”
Porcello is 5-11 with a 5.81 ERA on the season. In his last nine starts, he’s allowed 35 earned runs in 44 2/3 innings.
Mookie Betts will not travel with the team to New York, but is scheduled to travel to Detroit and continue baseball activities as he looks to return from the concussion he suffered when he tumbled over the right-field wall late last week.
“There’s a whole protocol that he has to go through,” Farrell said. “That will initiate today with the exertion testing.”
Farrell shared some of his thoughts on the news of Larry Lucchino stepping down at president and CEO of the Red Sox.
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