BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox will not have one of their best hitters for Tuesday night’s Wild Card game against the New York Yankees. J.D. Martinez is not on Boston’s roster as he continues to deal with a sprained left ankle.
The Sox DH injured his ankle when he tripped over the second base bag while taking his spot in right field during Sunday’s regular season finale against the Washington Nationals. The injury occurred in the fifth inning of Boston’s 7-5 victory over the Nats, and though Martinez played the bottom of the fifth in right, he was removed an inning later.
The Sox will miss Martinez’s bat against the Yankees, after he slashed .286/.349/.518 with 28 homers, 42 doubles and 99 RBIs during the regular season. Two of those homers came against Gerrit Cole — New York’s starter on Tuesday night.
Here is Boston’s full roster for Tuesday night’s win-or-go-home game:
Pitchers (12): Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Austin Davis, Nathan Eovaldi, Tanner Houck, Adam Ottavino, Nick Pivetta, Garrett Richards, Hansel Robles, Eduardo Rodriguez, Josh Taylor, Garrett Whitlock
Catchers (3): Kevin Plawecki, Christian Vázquez, Connor Wong
Infielders (6): Jonathan Araúz, Christian Arroyo, Xander Bogaerts, Bobby Dalbec, Rafael Devers, Travis Shaw
Outfielders (4): Jarren Duran, Hunter Renfroe, Kyle Schwarber, Alex Verdugo
Infielder/Outfielders (1): Kiké Hernández
Chris Sale is not part of the roster either, as he wasn’t going to pitch after lasting just 2.1 innings against the Nationals on Sunday. Boston manager Alex Cora said Monday that starters Eduardo Rodriguez and Nick Pivetta will both be available out of the bullpen during Tuesday night’s game.
First pitch for Tuesday night’s AL Wild Card clash is set for 8:09 p.m.