It appears Red Sox outfielder Rocco Baldelli is heading to the disabled list with a hamstring injury. As a result utility man Jeff Bailey has been recalled to Boston.In the third inning of Boston's 12-1 Patriots Day win, Baldelli legged out three bases on a fly ball that Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis couldn't catch -- and then came out of the game at the end of the inning.
The Red Sox have not made an official announcement. According to manager Terry Francona, the club will wait to see how Baldelli feels Tuesday morning. ...
A balky left hamstring kept Baldelli out of the team's series at Oakland last week, but he was penciled into the lineup [Monday] morning in right field and said he was ready to go.
It had been bothering him this week and he got to the point where he really felt pretty good today; then he was going around second and it grabbed at him a little bit.***
Jed Lowrie is expected to have wrist surgery this week. Francona said that the best-possible scenario would have Lowrie back with the team "by the All-Star break".
Brad Wilkerson has decided to retire.