Designated hitter J.D. Martinez was left off the Crimson Sox roster for his or her one-game wild-card playoff towards the New York Yankees on Tuesday, two days after he twisted his ankle operating out to the sphere in a uncommon defensive look.
Enjoying the outfield as a result of Boston completed the common season in Washington, an NL park the place the DH isn’t used, Martinez slipped on second base whereas taking his place between innings. He remained within the recreation for a half-inning earlier than he was changed by a pinch hitter.
Supervisor Alex Cora mentioned Monday that Martinez was getting remedy and the Crimson Sox would see how his ankle responds. The four-time All-Star batted .286 with 28 homers and 99 RBIs this season.
The Yankees added outfielder Greg Allen to their roster, together with Rob Brantly as a 3rd catcher. Left-hander Andrew Heaney and right-hander Brody Koerner have been designated for task to open roster spots.
With ace Gerrit Cole on the mound, Kyle Higashioka might be behind the plate. Supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned beginning catcher Gary Sánchez is not going to be his designated hitter, leaving Sánchez to start the sport on the bench together with Brantly, who was 3 for 20 in six video games with the Yankees this season.
Allen is speedy and may very well be used as a pinch runner.