Red Sox to place Grissom on IL with hamstring injury




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Grissom was removed from Saturday’s game after suffering a hamstring strain while running to first base on a groundout.

Vaughn Grissom was removed from Saturday’s game after suffering a hamstring strain in the third inning. Winslow Townson/Getty Images

Grissom will likely begin June the same way he started the 2024 season: On the Red Sox’ injured list with a hamstring injury.

The infielder suffered a right hamstring strain while running to first base on a groundout in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Grissom could be seen grimacing and rubbing the back of his leg after running out the play; he was removed from the game after his only at-bat of the day.

Manager Alex Cora told reporters postgame that Grissom will “100 percent” be placed on the 10-day IL.

The 22-year-old missed the beginning of the season on the IL with a left hamstring strain. Grissom didn’t make his Boston debut until May 3. He was on track to return to play in late April before battling an illness that caused him to lose 14 pounds, pushing back his reinstatement from the IL.

Grissom explained that his latest injury came out of nowhere while hustling down the first base line in the third frame on Saturday.

“Pretty frustrating. Just trying to dig one out … Very unexpected,” he said to reporters postgame. “It just grabbed on me. Feel like I was just seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, so it sucks. … Just gonna try to take it day by day, keep positive energy, just try to ride it out and obviously be careful, be safe with it and get back as soon as possible.”

Grissom had been struggling at the plate mightily over his first month playing in a Red Sox uniform, which gives context to his “light at the end of the tunnel” comment. The right-handed hitter is batting a measly .148 with zero home runs and three RBI over 23 games this season. 

Grissom has struck out 19 times in 2024; that’s four more Ks than he had through the same number of games last season with the Atlanta Braves.





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