WEEI just reported that Pierce has a stress reaction in his left foot and will miss the West coast trip. A stress reaction can lead to a fracture if not rested and treated properly. This is a tough loss for the club. But we can look for a silver lining in that one of the kids, possibly Green will get the start and have a chance to take a leap given the extended playing time. Injuries last year gave us Gomes. Hopefully, injuries this year will give us Green.