Red Sox Dealt Hamstring Injury To Player For Third Time This Week

Another hamstring injury for the Boston Red Sox.

Red Sox outfielder prospect Wilyer Abreu has been diagnosed with a left hamstring strain that he suffered during Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Miami Marlins.

Manager Alex Cora told reporters after the game that Abreu will be out for a while, but the severity of the injury is still unknown.

The 23-year-old Abreu had a solid 2022 season at the Double-A level, slashing .247/.399/.435, with 19 home runs, 73 RBIs, 31 stolen bases and 106 runs scored over 129 games.

He was acquired by the Red Sox from the Houston Astros last season in a trade for Christian Vazquez. While Abreu had a chance to make his MLB debut in 2023, it now seems likely that he will begin the season on the minor-league injured list due to this injury setback.

Abreu is the Red Sox' 23rd-ranked prospect.

He becomes the third Red Sox player to suffer some sort of hamstring injury within the last week, joining catcher Connor Wong and pitcher James Paxton. Photo Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports