Red Sox Injury Update: Trio of pitchers take the next step toward recovery
Red Sox RP Ryan Brasier
Just a slide ago I said the impending return of Chris Sale should get Red Sox Nation the most excited, but this one should make everyone the happiest. To say that Ryan Brasier has had a miserable year would be an understatement. It seems like someone put a curse on the righty and he hasn’t been able to shake the bad vibes. Today could give us a glimpse into some positivity coming his way as he’s we’ve gotten an update from the club on his status.
The reliever tossed a bullpen session the other day and has another scheduled for tomorrow. While a pitcher throwing a bullpen session shouldn’t be anything special, for Brasier it definitely is. A broken finger over the winter, the passing of his Father right as the spring is kicking off, a calf strain that’s kept him on the IL, and then the terrible accident he suffered a few weeks ago.
"“Obviously this is at a slow pace,” manager Alex Cora said Sunday morning. “We don’t want to get too excited. I’m just happy that he’s doing baseball activities.”"
About a month ago he was hit in the head by a line drive that would require him to spend time in the hospital for observation. He suffered a concussion and was taken out of baseball activities for the foreseeable future. Just the fact that he was back on the mound in any capacity within just a few weeks of the accident is great news.
He may still be miles away from returning to the Red Sox in a Major League effort, but knowing he’s making progress is more than enough right now. There’s no timetable for any sort of rehab but this is a massive step in the right direction.