Red Sox' Triston Casas Injury Could Go From Bad To WORSE With Latest Rumor

The Boston Red Sox are grappling with a significant setback as they've placed Triston Casas on the 10-day injured list due to a left rib strain.

Casas, a crucial force in the team's offensive lineup, left Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates early due to discomfort in his ribs.

Manager Alex Cora expressed concern over the severity of Casas' injury, hinting at the possibility of a prolonged absence that could disrupt the team's plans for the foreseeable future.

There's word that Casas might be dealing with an intercostal strain. If true, a Grade 1 strain would see him miss around 2-3 weeks, while a Grade 2 strain would see him miss around 3-6 weeks. Even more daunting is a Grade 3 strain, which could require surgery and an absence of 3-4 months.

Casas' departure compounds the challenges already facing the Red Sox, who are contending with a slew of injuries to key players like Trevor Story, Rafael Devers, Tyler O'Neill, and Vaughn Grissom.

With the lineup already depleted, Casas' potential extended absence presents a significant hurdle for the team to overcome. Manager Cora and the coaching staff now face the daunting task of reshuffling the lineup and finding suitable replacements to fill the void left by Casas' absence.

Since last season, Casas has posted a .260/.363/.493 triple-slash line, with 30 home runs, 75 RBI, and 78 runs scored across 154 games played. Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports