In the middle of the third inning of Monday’s contest between the Red Sox and Angels, Marwin Gonzalez was removed from the action due to a right hamstring injury, and replaced by Danny Santana.

“It’s his right hammy — it’s a little bit tight,” said manager Alex Cora. “He felt it when Bobby (Dalbec) hit that base hit into right field, he went from first (base) to second (base), and he felt it there. He didn’t run that well from second, to score on the next play. So hopefully it’s not an IL thing.”

Cora and the Red Sox are hopeful for his return sometime in the next couple of days.

“Hopefully he’s ready, probably not tomorrow we’ll stay away from him — maybe the next day or when we get home on Friday,” Cora later said.

The Red Sox will take on the Angels Tuesday and Wednesday before an off-day on Thursday. They’ll then return home to take on the Phillies for a weekend series, in the final series before the All-Star break.

Gonzalez is hitting .206 this season to go along with his .582 OPS, 18 RBIs, 22 runs, 16 walks, 14 doubles, two big flies, and a 61 wRC+ through 68 games and 244 plate appearances. He has played elite defense this season, appearing at every position, including pitcher, except for centerfield and catcher.

Fangraphs calculates that the 32-year-old utility man has a 6 DRS (defensive runs saved) this season, while Statcast ranks him in the 91st percentile of OAA, with 4.

(Photo of Marwin Gonzalez/Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

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