Red Sox have yet to provide an update on Jeter Downs after concerning injury
The injuries continue to mount for the Boston Red Sox and their prospects.
On Thursday evening, Jeter Downs doubled in Triple-A, then fell while running the bases. Clearly in pain, WooSox trainers immediately came out to check on him, and then took him out of the game.
According to several media members in the Worcester press box, Downs was unable to put any weight on his leg as he was helped off the field.
There’s still no official update on Downs, but when a player is unable to leave the field on their own, it’s reasonable to assume the injury is severe. WooSox manager Chad Tracy said it looked like Downs rolled his ankle:
"“He hit the inside corner [of first base] and he got a little bit reach-y and his strides were a little long. I think he just quickly rolled it. Severity-wise, I don’t know yet. Hopefully not bad, but we’ll wait and see.”"
Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Mookie Betts trade, Downs made his debut on June 22. In 14 games with the Red Sox, he collected six hits, including one double and one home run, but only drew one walk and struck out 21 times. In other words, he’s not exactly big-league ready.
This would be the second Triple-A ankle injury with the potential to impact the big-league club. Triston Casas missed significant playing time after spraining his ankle during a game earlier this season, derailing what looked like the path to a midsummer debut.