ST PETERSBURG, Fla. Rafael Divers is struggling with his right arm, according to a major league source. The situation flares up when the Red Sox swings and misses the third baseman, but there is no problem when he makes contact.
The Divers are dropping their bat after not being in contact since the end of the regular season. Divers began wearing a compression sleeve above and below his elbow on September 26, a day after he attacked a bizarre swing against the Yankees leftist Nestor Cortes.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora defended when asked to answer an open question about whether something was going on with Divers’ arm after that. Thursday’s loss of rays in Game 1 of ALDS. “A few days ago everyone said he was pitching whenever he dropped the bat – is he injured today because he didn’t get hit?” Kora said. “You know, I mean, after 162. [games], Things happen and you get treated and you get crushed, you know? Not everyone is 100% right now, and he is posting. Like I said a few days ago, you know, he was dropping the bat, and nobody said anything.
End the story. Bostonglobe.com.
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