ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — At least the Red Sox had their health.
Despite a rough start in the standings, where the Sox are 7-13 entering Saturday, they could at least claim good health having only lost their second basemen and one pitcher to injuries while otherwise looking strong, particularly when compared to the beat-up New York Yankees.
But on Saturday morning, the Sox unexpectedly put Nathan Eovaldi on the 10-day injured list retroactive to April 18 with a loose body in his throwing elbow.
Eovaldi has had elbow problems in the past, with multiple Tommy John surgeries to his name, his most recent one keeping him out all of the 2017 season.
On March 28 of last year, it was announced that Eovaldi needed arthroscopic surgery to clean up loose bodies in his elbow. He was out two months, then made his debut on May 30, throwing six no-hit innings. He finished 2018 with a 3.81 ERA in 111 innings.
He signed a four-year, $68-million contract with the Red Sox in the offseason.
More to come as the Red Sox have pregame availability this afternoon at Tropicana Field.