Last night the Red Sox dipped below .500 for the first time since June 16. With a record of 48-49, Boston’s now four games out of a Wild Card spot in the American League.
With all the injuries the team’s had this year, though, the deficit could be much worse. 12 former All-Stars have missed time for the Sox over the course of the season, including some for a majority of the year.
What follows is a power ranking of the importance of having each injured player back in the lineup, playing to their full potential.