Red Sox Bad News on Vaughn Grissom's Injury Outlook for Opening Day

Assessment of Vaugh Grissom's injury gives the Red Sox a more precise timeline for expecting a return.

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It's been all positive vibes for the Boston Red Sox the last few days. They signed budding star Brayan Bello to an extension and swept the Tampa Bay Rays in the Santo Domingo Series in the Dominican Republic over the weekend. But reality set back in as they returned to the States.

Injuries have mounted for the Red Sox during this spring training. Newly signed Lucas Gioloto is out for the year after needing season-ending surgery. Tyler O'Neill has been out with calf tightness but is expected to return to play as soon as Tuesday. Zack Kelly has had oblique issues and is also back to playing catch on the practice fields. And reliever Kenley Jensen is projected to throw a live-bullpen session on Tuesday.

Then there's infielder Vaughn Grissom, who was part of the trade that sent Chris Sale to the Atlanta Braves. Grissom has been dealing with a groin/adductor strain for over a week and has not played. There were many questions about how long something like this would linger, but we are on our way to a clearer understanding.

Red Sox News: Vaughn Grissom Likely Out On Opening Day

The good news is the Red Sox believe Grissom's injury will not keep him out of the lineup for long. But the bad news is he'll probably miss Opening Day in Seattle against the Mariners.

The hits keep coming for a team that has been through the wringer this offseason. While it's positive this injury will not keep Grissom out long-term, he's someone you were excited about when the Red Sox moved to acquire him.

After four games in Seattle, the Red Sox play three in Oakland against the A's and three in Los Angeles against the Angels. They will open their Fenway Park schedule on April 9th against the Baltimore Orioles. Hopefully, we see Grissom out there by then.

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