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Devers likely headed to DL with hamstring injury

Rob Bradford
July 28, 2018 - 11:06 pm

The Red Sox took a hit during their 10-4 win over the Twins Saturday night. (For a complete recap of the Sox' victory, click here.)

Rafael Devers was forced to leave the game in the eighth inning with a left hamstring situation, having pulled up lame while running into third on Eduardo Nunez's two-run double. Alex Cora said after the game that Devers initially felt tightness in the area while running to first on a first-inning infield single.

Devers was replaced by Brock Holt, who ultimately moved to second base with Eduardo Nunez sliding over to third base.

If Devers is forced from the lineup over an extended period of time (he is expected to go on the 10-day disabled list) the likely call-up will be Tzu-Wei Lin, who has hit safely in each of last three games since returning to Triple-A Pawtucket. 

Brandon Phillips might normally be a consideration for a promotion, but the infielder was removed from the Pawtucket Red Sox' game Saturday night after being hit in the left hand with a pitch.

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