Our regular readers have probably been able to tell by now that I’m a Boston fan. I actually tried to hold off writing about the Red Sox injury problems hoping that I wouldn’t be called a whiner or a Masshole. So let me start by saying that I’m not crying about it, but it’s gotten to the point where it’s newsworthy. There always seems to be one or two teams each year in the MLB that get absolutely pummeled by injuries. With five injuries to Sox regulars in the span of one week — a week in which they had two off-days — Boston has officially become one of those teams.
On Thursday, we showed you video of Dustin Pedroia taking grounders from his knees in an attempt to stay sharp while nursing a broken foot. Friday morning, reports were surfacing that Jason Varitek will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken foot of his own, which wouldn’t be a big deal if starting catcher Victor Martinez wasn’t already on the shelf with a fractured thumb. The latest injury to Varitek prompted the Red Sox to bring back catcher Kevin Cash, who caught Tim Wakefield’s knuckleball for the Sox in ’07 and ’08. It hardly stops there, so I’ve compiled a list of the Red Sox 2010 injuries to give you a better idea of how out of control this thing has gotten.