Red Sox Catcher Suffers Hamstring Injury; "Doesn't Look Great"

Boston Red Sox catcher Connor Wong suffered a left hamstring injury during Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Wong was lifted for Elih Marrero in the sixth inning and will undergo further testing to determine the severity of the injury. Manager Alex Cora said the injury "doesn’t look great right now" and the team will know more on Friday.
Wong was expected to be the backup catcher for the Red Sox on Opening Day, but his absence could pave the way for Jorge Alfaro to make the team as the second backstop behind starter Reese McGuire.

Despite publicly exploring the catcher market in the offseason, the Red Sox did not add a catcher to their major league roster, which was seen as a vote of confidence for McGuire and Wong. Wong showed impressive power at Triple-A Worcester last season, hitting 15 home runs in 81 games.

For his minor-league career, the twenty-six-year-old holds a solid .276/.337/.496 triple-slash line, 71 home runs, 230 RBIs, 32 stolen bases and 208 runs scored over 372 games played.
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