9:45 am: Johnson is suffering from an intestinal issue, tweets Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. The injury is not expected to be serious.
8:21 am: Brian Johnson was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to this weekend’s London Series, the Red Sox announced.
Johnson has stayed back in Boston because of a “non-baseball related medical matter that was discovered during routine testing.” Though there’s no given timetable for Johnson’s return, he is expected to pitch again this season. The lefty has a 6.43 ERA on the season across only 14 innings.
Hector Velazquez was reinstated from the IL to take Johnson’s roster spot. Valazquez, like Johnson, has been used as a swingman this season, making 7 starts and appearing 12 times out of the pen. Combined he’s 1-3 with a 5.59 ERA (4.52 FIP).
Sam Travis was also added to the roster as the 26th man for the London Series, while catcher Oscar Hernandez is also traveling with the team to serve as an emergency option. Travis has been effective in Triple-A, slashing .270/.367/.432, but that production has yet to translate in 24 big league at-bats.
Hope it’s nothing serious. Stoked for this London series. Go Sox!
That is the phrase that struck me as odd as well.
Yeah it’s a typo, wrong League.
Routine resting is the NBA not major league baseball.
Routine testing. Must be a typo.
Could I be related to his mental health? I remember reading awhile ago that he had some issues
What the heck is “routine resting”???
Typo. Should say “testing”
Oscar Hernandez gets a trip to London for hitting .161 in the minors? Sweet!
The definition of “break glass in case of emergency. “
Great game on TV today. Sweden beat Germany 2 to 1.
When MLB gets their heads out of their ends and brings baseball back to the US, I might watch. In the meantime, it’s football. That’s the sport that’s played outside of the US.
Honestly, the London thing is a pathetic joke. It breaks it for me.
Someone seems a bit butt hurt, no?