Red Sox GM staying patient as injuries mount

Despite injuries to a handful of key players — second baseman Dustin Pedroia, catcher Victor Martinez, right-hander Josh Beckett and outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Jeremy Hermida are on the disabled list — Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein told The Boston Globe the team won’t panic as the nonwaiver trading deadline nears.

"You have to keep relying on players who might not be household names to most of our fans, but are here for a reason and continue to find ways to win. … We’ve thrived on getting contributions from unlikely sources," Epstein said. "We’re going to see how this group plays and how the guys who are getting opportunities with the injuries fill in, see how they do the job before we do anything else."
 

Despite injuries to a handful of key players — second baseman Dustin Pedroia, catcher Victor Martinez, right-hander Josh Beckett and outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Jeremy Hermida are on the disabled list — Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein told The Boston Globe the team won’t panic as the nonwaiver trading deadline nears.

"You have to keep relying on players who might not be household names to most of our fans, but are here for a reason and continue to find ways to win. … We’ve thrived on getting contributions from unlikely sources," Epstein said. "We’re going to see how this group plays and how the guys who are getting opportunities with the injuries fill in, see how they do the job before we do anything else."
 

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