Christian Vazquez noticed old teammate Brayan Bello's injury, alerted Red Sox

Vazquez alerted ex-manager Alex Cora after Brayan Bello's injury originally occurred on NBC Sports Boston
Alex Cora's plan was to reset the bullpen in Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros. Left-handed pitcher Rich Hill would start the game for the Boston Red Sox, with rookie Brayan Bello making a relieved substitution.
Unfortunately, not everything went according to plan. Bello started up in the fourth inning but only threw 19 pitches before walking off the mound with coaches due to a left groin strain.
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"I actually saw it right before the punch (against Jeremy Peña), he stretched," Cora told reporters after Boston's 6-1 loss via NESN.com. "Then he threw two pitches, he didn't do much, and on this one he resigned."
Cora wasn't the only one to notice Bello's pain. Christian Vázquez, who joined the Astros from the Sox just two days earlier, expressed concern for his former teammate.
"On the other side there was also a catcher (Vázquez) who was very attentive and pointed and I thought, 'I've got it, yes'," said Cora. "Hopefully it's nothing serious, nothing that lasts X days and he can be fine."
Bello was hoping to build on his performance against the Milwaukee Brewers last week, where he put up four innings and only allowed two runs.
“Obviously he is very important. He was like, 'Give me one more pitch to get this over with.' But if I let you throw and you really get hurt, I'm going to Caguas [Cora's hometown in Puerto Rico]," Cora joked, per Boston.com.
The 23-year-old pitcher spoke to the media after Wednesday's game to provide further insight into his injury.
"I felt it a little bit on my last throw against Vázquez (as a hitter)," Bello said. "I felt it more and more with the following pitches. I decided to stop."
The question remains when Bello will be back in the pitching rotation.
"I hope it's not that long. Honestly, I don't know how long it's going to be," Bello told the media, per MLB.com.
Right-handed pitcher Nick Pivetta is expected to start Thursday night's Red Sox game against the Kansas City Royals. Hopefully, the Sox can bounce back from Wednesday's loss with the help of their new first baseman Eric Hosmer.
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