The Boston Red Sox currently hold the American League’s second-best, and the majors’ third-best, record at 45-32. A combination of good pitching and the most potent offense in all of baseball has propelled the team back into contention after that terrible 2-10 start.
However, all is not right in the Back Bay.
The Red Sox currently have seven members of their 40-man roster on the disabled list, two of whom are out for the season. They are missing two starters while another pair of lineup regulars are battling through injuries. One starter has just come off the DL and one has just gone on it.
Injuries killed Boston’s chances of a playoff run in 2010 and there is a growing fear that they could do the same thing again in 2011.