BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox outfielders are having trouble staying healthy this season.
Left fielder Scott Podsednik had to leave Boston’s 7-4 win over the Cubs Sunday night with groin discomfort after grounding into a double play in the fifth inning.
Podsednik, who was 1-for-3 before being injured, was replaced in left by Daniel Nava. He has enjoyed a big of career rejuvenation with Boston, hitting .387 with seven RBI and nine runs scored in 18 games — including 16 starts — for the Red Sox since being promoted from Pawtucket in late May.
Stats: Red Sox Injuries
Podsednik’s injury came just hours after the Red Sox placed Ryan Sweeney on the disabled list with inflammation in his left big toe, making him the fifth Sox outfielder on the DL. Should Podsednik need to make a trip to the DL as well, Cody Ross may be ready to come off the disabled list.
Ross went 0-for-4 for the PawSox Sunday in his second rehab game. He has missed 27 games since going down with a fractured navicular bone in his left foot on May 18.
The Red Sox are off Monday before starting a nine-game home stand, beginning with a three-game series against the Marlins on Tuesday.