The Boston Red Sox have been playing good baseball recently, and believe it or not, they are still in the playoff mix via a Wild Card spot. Well, they might not have the pieces to complete the job down the stretch.
Boston faces off against the New York Yankees this weekend, and they were hoping to have David Price and Michael Chavis back on the roster. Well, neither are coming off the shelf.
Not only is Price still dealing with the cyst in his left wrist, but Chavis has an oblique injury to go along with the AC sprain in his left shoulder that placed him on the IL back on August 12.
I'd say this latest setback could end Chavis' impressive rookie season.
In 95 games this season, Chavis has slashed .254/.322/.444 with 18 home runs and 58 RBI. While he cooled off over the summer, posting a .799 OPS in 69 games, versus his second half OPS of .649 in 26 games.
At this point it doesn't look like Chavis will be able to get back healthy and help the Red Sox, which could all but spell an end to the team's postseason aspirations.