Report: Manny Delcarmen Getting Forearm Examined by Medical Staff Thursday


The Red Sox may be adding another name to the disabled list shortly, as reliever Manny Delcarmen is dealing with soreness in his forearm, reports.

"Something in my forearm," Delcarmen said in describing the injury. "It's been sore for a week. It's been getting better every day, but I'm having trouble getting extension on the ball. I'll see how the day off [Thursday] goes and we'll see on Friday."

Delcarmen struggled in Boston?s Wednesday night loss to the Rays, coming in to start the eighth inning with the Sox trailing 3-1. He gave up four hits and a walk to five batters, all of whom scored.

"I sucked," Delcarmen said. "Coming in 3-1, I feel like if I felt normal and could throw 100 percent, I'll take the ball whenever Tito gives it to me. I'm stubborn sometimes and shouldn't take it at times, but I'll go out there and compete. I was leaving the ball over the plate and couldn't throw my off-speed for strikes."

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Delcarmen would be examined by medical personnel before deciding whether to put him on the disabled list.

"He's been fighting it a little bit," Francona said. "A couple of first-pitch fastballs [Wednesday] and all of a sudden it's first and third before he can even take a breath. His velocity is still pretty good, that last little bit is bothering him. We'll talk it through. We have a day off tomorrow, so we'll see."

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