Marco Scutaro was pinch hit for in the eighth inning today and is dealing with an injury to his left rib cage. According to a report by Sports Illustrated’s Melissa Segura on Twitter, the Red Sox are considering calling up 21-year-old Jose Iglesias tomorrow.
A Major League source has since told the Globe that Iglesias was “likely” to be added to the roster tomorrow.
Iglesias was 3 for 4 for Class AAA Pawtucket this afternoon in Scranton, Pa., and is en route to Boston in case Scutaro is placed on the disabled list. WEEI.com reported that Scutaro isn’t sure what the injury is.
Iglesias is hitting .253 with a .278 on-base percentage and no extra-base hits in 24 games for the PawSox. But he is advanced defensively.
Yamaico Navarro, who made his MLB debut last season, would have been an ideal replacement for Scutaro given his experience, versatility and the fact he was swinging the bat well for Pawtucket. But he was placed on the Pawtucket DL yesterday with a strained oblique.