Red Sox News: Justin Turner sent to hospital, Sale Day, Matthew Lugo, more

Mar 2, 2023; Fort Myers, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Justin Turner (2) during the
Mar 2, 2023; Fort Myers, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Justin Turner (2) during the / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox had a tough day yesterday, although there were some positives to take away. Chris Sale made a successful return to the mound which is always nice to see and the Red Sox were able to win by the score of 7-1 thanks, in part, to another nice day at the plate from Raimel Tapia. Staff ace Chris Sale also provided the team with a vintage performance in 2 innings of work.

However, the bad news of the day was very substantial. During the game, Justin Turner ended up having to leave because he took a pitch to the face and was bleeding profusely. Turner was taken to the hospital to, according to the team, get treatment for soft tissue damage and to be monitored for any potential concussion. Hopefully, that is all there is after a pretty scary incident.

Kourtney Turner, Justin's wife, provided some positive news on Twitter regarding her husband's status. We're hoping for more positive updates in the coming days.

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Matthew Lugo has been turning some heads this spring with his performance at Red Sox camp. Here is a look at the strides Lugo has made so far and what we can reasonably expect from him going forward. He still needs some time in the minors, but given his trajectory....Boston fans may not have to wait too long.

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Many folks are curious as to how the new rules restricting shifts are going to impact games in 2023 especially on the offensive side. While it is still WAY too early to draw too many conclusions, the early returns are that hitters seem to be happy with how things are going. It will be interesting to see how things actually play out as both hitters and pitchers adjust to the new way of things.

Boston isn't the only team that is dealing with injuries this spring. Jose Quintana had to leave a spring start with tightness recently and it was announced that he was going to pull out of the World Baseball Classic that day. Now we know that Quintana actually has a stress fracture in one of his ribs. Things could get interesting in the Mets rotation if Quintana can't start the season on time.