Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi will not return this season after being moved to the 45-day injured list Tuesday, manager Ron Roenicke said. Benintendi has been out since Aug. 12 with a strained right rib cage.
Roenicke and chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom spoke with Benintendi on Monday and determined that it didn’t make much sense for the Red Sox to rush the 26-year-old back to play meaningless games at the end of the month.
“(He) understood,” Roenicke said. "He didn’t really want to push things past where he could re-injure himself. In everybody’s opinion, we thought this was the best way to do it.
“There’s really not a reason to force him to get back to play at the end of the year, knowing that if you’re pushing him, you could cause something else to happen,” Roenicke said.