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Jon Lester latest Red Sox casualty

Boston's beaten-up rotation may not be able to handle another significant loss

Updated: July 6, 2011, 10:48 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- If we have learned anything from listening to Red Sox pitchers discuss their injuries this season, it's that they almost all tend to offer sunny forecasts that fail to hold up. In the end, inevitably, there are storm clouds.

Bobby Jenks has a little biceps strain in May that turns into an absence of 27 games. Back tightness in June that Jenks expects to last a couple of days becomes another DL stint that costs 17 games.

Daisuke Matsuzaka hurts his elbow and rules ...

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