Mike Cameron Likely Out For Rest Of Season With Assortment Of Injuries

Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron's season has been plagued with injuries, and it now appears that they will bring a premature end to his 2010 season.

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Mike Cameron's Season Probably Over Due To Abdominal Tear

Boston's outfield on Opening Day featured J.D. Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Mike Cameron. Cameron, however, missed the fifth game of the season while Ellsbury missed the seventh, and the two have combined for just 66 appearances all year. And it appears the number will stay that way - yesterday, the rest of Ellsbury's season was put in doubt, and today, the same now goes for Cameron.

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron, who has played in only 48 of the team's 120 games this season because of an abdominal tear and additional complications, said Tuesday night that he does not expect to play again the rest of the season.

Cameron has been dealing with an abdomen injury, as well as a hip flexor injury and a groin strain, and his body just hasn't dealt with the obstacles the way Cameron and the team had hoped. The focus has turned to getting Cameron back in good health for spring training.

Boston's outfield Tuesday night featured J.D. Drew, Ryan Kalish, and Darnell McDonald.


Mike Cameron Returns To Disabled List With Abdominal Strain

The 2010 season has been unkind to Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron. The athletic 37 year old missed a month of the year with an abdominal tear early on. In the middle of July, he got hit in the wrist by a Brandon Morrow fastball. And recently, he's been dealing with continued soreness in his abdomen - soreness that has forced him back on the DL:

Red Sox placed OF Mike Cameron on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 31, with a strained abdominal muscle.

Daniel Nava's coming back to take Cameron's place on the roster. Cameron's numbers this year are as low as they've been in more than a decade, but given all the various aches and pains through which he's suffered, it's understandable, and at this point it's everyone's hope that he's just able to avoid having surgery and possibly come back late in the year. Still under contract for $7.25m in 2011, the Red Sox have little reason to take chances with Cameron's health.


Mike Cameron Sent To Disabled List With Abdominal Tear

Boston Red Sox center fielder Mike Cameron has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an abdominal tear:

Mike Cameron, who was scratched from yesterday's lineup and sent to Massachusetts General Hospital, has been diagnosed with an abdominal tear near the attachment site of the abdominal muscle and the pelvis, according to a team source. The injury is a type of sports hernia, and will send Cameron to the disabled list, enabling the Sox to bring up a much-needed replacement.


It appears likely that Cameron will be out for longer than 15 days. The injury is likely the same one that caused Cameron's groin injury in spring training, which means that it has lingered for more than a month, according to the source. The team wants to make sure that it is fully healed, though there isn't yet a sense of when that might happen, and it is possible that it could eventually require surgery.

Outfield prospect Josh Reddick has been called up to take Cameron's spot on the roster.

The Red Sox are hurting in their outfield now that Cameron has hit the DL. Left fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has also missed time because of a rib injury suffered in a collision with Adrian Beltre. Jeremy Hermida and Bill Hall have filled the holes left by Cameron and Ellsbury.

According to WEEI's Alex Speier, the Red Sox hope Cameron will only be out 2-3 weeks.

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