Red Sox Sparkplug Shut Down; Out Indefinitely

Boston Red Sox center fielder Kiké Hernandez has had the plug pulled on his rehab, and his return to the lineup is stalled indefinitely. He hasn't played since June 8th.  

Hernandez's injured hip is acting up again, and he'll need to see another medical specialist to determine the next steps. But for now, that won't include playing baseball.

"He doesn’t feel great," said manager Alex Cora. "He felt it right away after the (rehab) game, and the next day he was very sore. We just have to back off now and see if there’s something else going on that we haven’t seen in our testing," Cora said. "It sucks because we felt at one point he was making strides, and obviously that’s why we let him play, but now we just have to be very patient.”

Hernandez has played in 51 games this season, and has mustered only a .209 average and a .613 OPS along with four homers and 24 RBIs. He was a sparkplug for the BoSox last season, particularly in their playoff run, hitting .408 with 5 HR.

No telling when he'll be back in the lineup.

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