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Eduardo Nunez carried off the field after reaggravating knee injury in first inning of ALDS Game 1

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Update (5:09 PM ET): The Red Sox say Nunez had a “reaggravation of a right knee injury,” Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports. It’s unknown at the moment if he’ll be able to contribute for the rest of the ALDS.

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Red Sox DH Eduardo Nunez suffered an apparent injury leaving the batter’s box as he attempted to run out a ground ball in the top of the first inning against Astros starter Justin Verlander in the first game of the ALDS. Nunez limped down the line before collapsing to the ground near the first base bag in pain. He couldn’t put any weight on his leg, so he was carried off the field by the trainer and manager John Farrell.

The Red Sox should pass along details about Nunez’s status during the game, so we’ll post an update when that happens.

Nunez, 30, performed well after coming to the Red Sox from the Giants ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline at the end of July. In 173 plate appearances with the Red Sox, he hit .321/.353/.539 with eight home runs, 27 RBI, and 23 runs scored. He played mostly second base but also played some third base and shortstop.

Red Sox hire Jerry Narron as bench coach

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The Red Sox announced that Jerry Narron will be the team’s bench coach this year.

Narron will join interim manager Ron Roenicke in the dugout to lead Boston’s coaching staff. The two previously worked together in the same roles from 2011 to 2015, during Roenicke’s tenure as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. Narron most recently spent the last three years as the bench coach for the Diamondbacks. He also has managerial experience with both the Rangers (2001-2002) and Reds (2005-2007).

The Mets reportedly considered hiring Narron this winter as a possible bench coach for then-manager Carlos Beltran, before ultimately going with Hensley Meulens.

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