X-Rays Come Back Negative On Rick Porcello's Thumb
It appears the Red Sox may have dodged another starting pitcher injury bullet as x-rays on Rick Porcello's thumb came back negative. The 2016 Cy Young winner was nailed on the thumb by a shot off the bat of former Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes. Said manager John Farrell about Porcello's thumb, "He’s a little swollen. He’s not going to play catch today but X-rays were negative...It’s likely though that he’ll throw in an intrasquad game back here on Monday with Steven Wright starting against Toronto up in Dunedin."