Dlugach suffers separated shoulder

March, 1, 2011
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox minor leaguer Brent Dlugach suffered a dislocated left shoulder against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday afternoon at Hammond Stadium.

Playing third base, Dlugach was diving to make a play on a bunt when he suffered the injury. He was examined by a member of the Twins’ medical staff, and will receive scans later today and again on Wednesday.

“You could tell right away. Even [Jonathan Papelbon] said he kind of heard it [pop out],” said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. “You feel bad because the kid’s coming in and trying to show what he can do. He’s getting some scans and we’ll do some follow-up stuff tomorrow and we’ll figure out where he’s at and what he needs to do.”

The 28-year-old infielder is in his first year with the Red Sox. He’s spent his entire pro career in the Detroit Tigers organization.

It’s been a tough week for him. He was also drilled in the backside during live BP by Red Sox pitcher Bobby Jenks last weekend.

Joe McDonald

ESPN Staff Writer



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