GLENDALE, Ariz. — Avisail Garcia was scratched from Sunday’s lineup with a right wrist bruise, an injury suffered when he lost his footing and fell to the ground in the right field corner on Howie Kendrick’s triple at Camelback Ranch Saturday.
X-rays were negative, and Garcia is day-to-day.
“He was supposed to be playing today [against the Oakland A’s in Mesa], said he was fine,” manager Robin Ventura said. “Then right when we were here , I got informed it’s better he doesn’t play.”
Ventura wasn’t sure if Garcia will play Monday.
“They’ll keep treating it and we’ll see how it goes,” he said.
The Carson show
First-round draft pick Carson Fulmer had his best outing of the spring with 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief against the Oakland A’s.
“We knew we were going to extend him a little bit today,’’ manager Robin Ventura said. “It’s impressive. That’s a pretty good lineup to be able to march through. It was good for him just to get out there and get stretched out, have an opportunity to get into trouble and get out of it. I thought he pitched great.’’
Fulmer struck out four, walked two and allowed one hit.
This and that
Right-hander Mat Latos, signed to a one-year, $3 million deal as a free agent to likely be the only right-hander in the rotation, will make his first Cactus League start Tuesday against the Giants. Latos has been pitching on the backfields and is more than ready for the stadium.
*Ventura said the 25th roster spot doesn’t have to be a left-handed hitting first baseman, what with Adam LaRoche’s retirement, because Todd Frazier, Alex Avila and Tyler Saladino can all play first.
*Ventura said 13 pitchers on the Opening Day roster isn’t out of the question, but it’s not a plan that has “not picked up as much steam” as pitching coach Don Cooper would like.
*Nate Jones and closer David Robertson each threw a scoreless inning against minor leaguers at Camelback Ranch.
*The Sox have 30 home runs in 18 games.