RP,SP - BOS - IL10
Garrett Whitlock will be placed on the 10-day IL after suffering the pectoral injury on Sunday. The Red Sox remain optimistic, stating the injury isn't "that serious".
Red Sox manager Alex Cora says the plan is for Whitlock to spend the minimum ten days on the IL, although that also likely means he is done for the remainder of the regular season, or very close to it. Ideally he sees one or two appearances before being thrown into action in the playoffs, but we'll just have to see how quickly he recovers from the pectoral strain.
Garrett Whitlock's right pectoral injury is not supposed to be serious. It is not clear if he will be placed on the IL.
Whitlock's been excellent for Boston this season. He's got a 1.99 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, to go with 79 strikeouts through 72 1/3 innings pitched.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Garrett Whitlock (chest) was removed from Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles with right pectoral tightness.
Whitlock exited with the trainer in the seventh inning after experiencing right pectoral tightness. He allowed one earned run on one hit and a walk with no strikeouts over an inning before exiting. “We will know more about Whitlock tomorrow,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. The severity of Whitlock’s injury is unknown at this time, and he’s considered day-to-day. Stay tuned for more updates.
Garrett Whitlock looked sharp out of the Red Sox bullpen going two scoreless innings, and striking out two.
Whitlock now owns a rock solid 1.85 ERA on the year. However, his fantasy value is extremely limited due to the fact that he does not earn any save chances.
Red Sox pitcher Garrett Whitlock was briefly on the COVID-19 IL but has since been reinstated and should slot back into his usual bullpen role.
Whitlock has been a hidden gem in the bullpen for Boston this year with a 1.77 ERA and 21 strikeouts over 20.1 innings pitched. Expect him to continue being a key bullpen piece for the Sox while also being a solid fantasy value.