Benchtime for Gonzo?
Alex Gonzalez (3) leaves the game in the 8th inning after being struck by a pitch.
(Barry Chin / Boston Globe Staff)

Are the Sox About to Begin Their World Series Drive
with Chris Woodward at Short?

Update: Additional X-Rays on Gonzalez Negative, No Fracture
Alex Gonzalez Hit By Pitch, "Line" in the Hand, More X-Rays Today
No Long-Term Solution at Short: Green Has Disk/Nerve Issue,
And the .145 Hitting Jed Lowrie's Left Wrist Problems Linger
More Walking Wounded: J.D. O.P.S. Gets C.O.R.T.I.S.O.N.E. Shot in Shoulder
Baldelli Naturally Strains Left Hip Flexor as Fill-in, Hello Josh Reddick
Boston 6, Tribe 2 | Dice Progressing Nicely
Heart of the Order Stays Hot
Yep, Varitek Got a Hit

"It’s a little bit of a conundrum. There’s a lot to think about... There’s some decisions we need to make." -- Terry Francona on getting stuck at short for the postseason. Good thing Theo couldn't wait to unload the productive Julio Lugo for a bag of balls and a rosin bag

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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