Boesch, Bourgeois updates
Since the Reds have lost Marlon Byrd to a fractured right wrist on Tuesday, either Skip Schumaker or Kristopher Negron have played left field for the Reds. Tonight, Ivan De Jesus Jr. is getting the start. Brennan Boesch has not played. Now we know why – courtesy of our associate reporter Robert Bondy.
“Some lower back issues that really limited his availability in this past series,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “He could have probably pitch hit yesterday or pinch ran but there were still some limitations, but I imagine you’ll see him getting a start here in one of the next couple games against one of the right-handers, Harang or Williams.”
Price believed Boesch was pretty close to 100 percent again.
Also — OF Jason Bourgeois is beginning a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville tonight. Bourgeois has been out since fracturing his left shoulder in March during Spring Training. As reported on Sunday, Devin Mesoraco is also beginning his rehab assignment with Louisville — in left field.