Red Sox Receive Concerning Update on Triston Casas Injury

Boston slugger Triston Casas was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Apr 19, 2024; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Boston Red Sox first baseman Triston Casas (36)
Apr 19, 2024; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Triston Casas (36) / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Update: Triston Casas spoke to the media on Sunday and said he will get an MRI tomorrow, per Chris Cotillo of

The injury woes just won't stop coming for the Boston Red Sox.

Star first baseman Triston Casas, the team's leading RBI man and 2023 finalist for American League Rookie of the Year and Silver Slugger, has been placed on the 10-day injured list.

Catcher Tyler Heineman has been recalled from Triple-A to account for Casas' injury. Heineman, 32, is hitting .218 with a home run and 15 RBI in 104 career MLB games.

Casas exited Saturday's contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates after appearing to injure himself on a swing in his first plate appearance. Casas finished the at-bat with a walk, but would not return to the game.

After the game, Red Sox manager Alex Cora didn't exactly give a rosy outlook on the slugger's injury:

"No, he’s not doing OK … we’re checking on him, we’ll know more over the course of the night. When he came in [to the dugout], he said ‘I can play defense, but you need somebody to hit for me.'"

Manager Alex Cora on Triston Casas

The 24-year-old Casas is hitting .244 with six home runs and 10 RBI in 22 games this season. Casas now joins a growing list of Red Sox players who have been bitten by the injury bug in 2024.

Lucas Giolito, the team's biggest offseason acquisition, was ruled out for the season before Opening Day. The Sox lost starting shortstop Trevor Story in their eighth game of the year. $300 million third baseman Rafael Devers has been battling through injuries seemingly on a daily occasion.

Meanwhile, Vaughn Grissom, who came over from the Atlanta Braves in the trade for Chris Sale, has yet to make his team debut. Tyler O'Neill, who was leading the American League in home runs, is out with a concussion.

Starters Nick Pivetta and Garrett Whitlock, both important pieces of a statistically league-best rotation, are still on the injured list. Isaiah Campbell, another offseason trade acquisition expected to play a key role in the bullpen, remains on the injured list as well.

Nonetheless, the litany of injuries has kept Chief Baseball Officer Craig Breslow and Cora from fielding the team they expected coming into the 2024 campaign.

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