A few hours ago, JD Drew was in tonight's lineup and ready to go. Then the pain started to get worse. J.D. Drew just got back from Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and it has been reported that a doctor had told him, at least from a preliminary report, that he has a herniated disc (keep in mind the MRI results are not yet back).
His progress had been steadily improving, but all of a sudden the back was stiff when he woke up this morning, and he was having trouble walking around the clubhouse this afternoon. There is no official report on this yet, nor has he been put on the DL, but a trip to the 15 day DL is possible.
Beyond that, Josh Beckett reportedly threw some pitches and felt fine today, he is a go for his Tuesday start.
One thing is for sure, the Red Sox have a lot of injuries to work through and wins to earn if they want to make the playoffs.....that said, here is tonight's lineup: