Boston’s Martinez out with a bad back

Wednesday’s major league notebook: Boston’s Martinez out with a bad back

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox will keep J.D. Martinez out of games for a couple of days at least in order to allow the tight back that forced him to be scratched from Wednesday’s game to heal. After the 9-5 loss to the Twins, Manager Alex Cora downplayed the setback but said that in addition to not playing on Wednesday, Martinez will not make the bus trip to Tampa to play against the Yankees on Friday.. J.D. Martinez “J.D., just tight back,” said Cora. “We’re not going to take a chance. He wasn’t going to play tomorrow […]

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