Garrett Whitlock might be used by Red Sox, but he is yet to return

Garrett Whitlock might be used by Red Sox, but he is yet to return ...

BALTIMORE Garrett Whitlock had a similar feeling. The righthander compared what he experienced in the seventh inning Sept. 19, in a game against the Orioles, to runner feeling shaky twinge in his hamstring, only in this case, if rumbled in him right pectoral muscle.

Mindful of the season's stage and his commitment to his team, he attempted to pitch through it but his velocity plummeted, convincing third baseman Rafael Devers to push to the dugout for the training staff. Whitlock was removed from the game for an injury that has now put him on the injured list for ten days.

Whitlock stated, "Coming out, I felt like I'd let the team down a bit, he said. [Nate Eovaldi] told me, Hey, if you're in there, when you don't pitch up to your expectations because you aren'' tees good, you won'T help the team anyways.' [[Nates Eokvaldin] said to me: Hi, there. Whenever youre not pitching up for your standards because your body isnt feeling good; you wouldn''ll not assist the crew anyway.

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The 25-year-old's absence has been ephnomenating at times. Whitlock is 8-4 with a pair of saves and o 1.99 ERA in 7213 innings this year. It was straightforward to imagine how Whitlock might have changed things for the Sox in recent days, when the SOx blew leads back-to-back days in the eighth inning against the Yankees.

Anytime you can't assist the team in the win, you feel bad, said Whitlock. Im just trying to take my work every day seriously and return as soon as I can so that I'll be able to assist the team.

Though Whitlock is eligible to be included from the injured list on Thursday, he won't be. For the second time in as many days on Wednesday, the righthander threw on flat ground at Camden Yards for the first time. Whitlock will hold a bullpen session on Friday, according to Manager Alex Cora, at which point the team will evaluate his intentions.

Whitlock said he feels "encouraged by his recovery, but er is trying to focus on each step rather than anticipating when illustrious to return to games. Whitlock revealed that his preparation for the Sox has all included exactly the games for which he hopes to be ready for, at a time when they are preparing for squabbles.

It was conceivable that this is the Wild Card Game, which I liked to prepare, before. This is a Wild Card Game when I go out to pitch. I've got to make sure I throw up a zero," Whitlock stated. That way, I can be prepared if I'm in that situation.

Whitlock may have a chance to be in games this weekend, which might help the Sox reach that goal. Despite his pain right now, he has remained perceptive.

I got through Tommy John. It's nothing to compare to Tommy John. It sucks when it happens, but there's nothing I could have done to prevent it, Whitlock added. I just go about every day, and I'm gratifying that Im here. You know, so that's how I can stay calm, upbeat, and happy, thats why I'm able to remain calm and up-beat.

Alex Speier can be reached at alex.speier@globe.com. @alexspeier @ @lexex spokesman @follow him on Twitter.

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