Player News - Red Sox

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Drew Pomeranz (biceps) allowed one run over six innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

Pomeranz allowed only one hit, and he struck out five while walking two. It's the third rehab starter the southpaw has made since he was diagnosed with tendinitis in his left biceps. There's a good chance this was his last rehab appearance, and assuming there were no setbacks in the start, he could rejoin the Boston rotation after the All-Star break; possibly as a replacement for the injured Eduardo Rodriguez (ankle).
Jul 18 - 9:48 PM

Red Sox optioned 1B Sam Travis to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Travis was only up for the weekend with Andrew Benintendi on the bereavement list. He's 3-for-16 at the plate in the majors this season.
Jul 16 - 8:35 PM

Red Sox activated OF Andrew Benintendi from the bereavement leave list.

Benintendi missed the final three games before the All-Star break but will be back for the start of the second half. He put up a nifty .297/.380/.517 batting line with 14 home runs and 17 stolen bases in the first half.
Jul 16 - 8:33 PM

Mookie Betts will bat leadoff and start in right field Tuesday for the American League All-Star team.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch unveiled this starting lineup at the All-Star press conference on Monday afternoon in Washington, D.C.: Mookie Betts RF, Jose Altuve 2B, Mike Trout CF, J.D. Martinez DH, Jose Ramirez 3B, Aaron Judge LF, Manny Machado SS, Jose Abreu 1B, Salvador Perez C. Chris Sale is taking the mound first for the American League.
Jul 16 - 2:14 PM

Chris Sale will start for the American League in Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game in Washington, D.C.

Sale is the first pitcher to start three All-Star Games in a row since Robin Roberts in 1953-1955. The 29-year-old left-hander put up a sensational 2.23 ERA, 0.899 WHIP, and 188/31 K/BB ratio across 129 innings in the first half for Boston. Max Scherzer will take the mound first for the National League squad.
Jul 16 - 2:06 PM

Brian Johnson wasn’t able to get through five innings Sunday, allowing two runs over 4 2/3 frames to take a no-decision in the Red Sox’ 5-2 win over the Blue Jays.

Making his first start following a brief absence due to a hip injury, Johnson gave up just two hits in this one, but one of them was a two-run homer to Teoscar Hernandez and he also walked four batters. Johnson hasn’t given up more than two runs in any of his three starts since moving into the rotation, but he’s yet to go five innings as he stretches back out following a long stint as a reliever. With Eduardo Rodriguez (ankle) landing on the DL, Johnson figures to get at least one more start.
Jul 15 - 4:43 PM

Craig Kimbrel fanned two over a perfect frame to notch his 30th save of the season Sunday against the Blue Jays.

On to protect a three-run lead, Kimbrel induced a flyout and a couple whiffs to preserve the victory without a sweat. The closer concludes the first half with an even 30 saves in 32 chances and he has been scored upon just once since the beginning of June.
Jul 15 - 4:42 PM

Red Sox' manager Alex Cora announced Sunday that Eduardo Rodriguez has "serious damage" to the ligaments in his right ankle.

He won't require surgery, and the Red Sox are optimistic that he'll be able to pitch again this season, but that isn't a certainty. He'll be in a walking boot for the next two weeks before being re-evaluated. It's a crushing blow to his fantasy value for the 2018 season. The 25-year-old southpaw has been a major asset in mixed leagues, posting an 11-3 record, 3.44 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 110/32 K/BB ratio across his 104 2/3 innings.
Jul 15 - 4:42 PM

Xander Bogaerts smacked a solo home run in the Red Sox' win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Bogaerts ended Saturday's game with a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning and he began his day Sunday with a solo shot off of Marcus Stroman. He also later added an RBI groundout. Bogaerts will head into the All-Star break with 16 home runs, which is six more than he hit all of last season.
Jul 15 - 4:39 PM

Red Sox activated LHP Brian Johnson from the 10-day disabled list.

Johnson will rejoin the rotation Sunday versus the Blue Jays after missing a week and a half with inflammation in his hip. He holds a 4.23 ERA over 24 appearances -- three starts -- for the Red Sox this season.
Jul 15 - 10:49 AM

Red Sox placed LHP Eduardo Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain.

Rodriguez was lifted from Saturday's start against the Orioles with the injury and with the All-Star break coming it makes sense to shut him down for a bit. It shouldn't be a long-term injury. Brian Johnson (hip) is back from the DL and will start Sunday. The Red Sox could also get Drew Pomeranz (biceps) as soon as next weekend.
Jul 15 - 10:47 AM

Steve Pearce (shin) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

Pearce was unavailable for a couple days with a bruised shin, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go in this one. He's in the designated hitter spot and batting fifth versus Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays.
Jul 15 - 10:39 AM

Xander Bogaerts blasted a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning on Saturday, powering the Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

The Red Sox trailed 2-1 in the ninth inning, where Bogaerts lined a leadoff double into left field. He came around to score the tying run two pitches later on an RBI double by Jackie Bradley. He then victimized Chris Rowley for the walk-off blast, sending the Fenway faithful into a frenzy. Bogaerts has exceeded expectations from a fantasy perspective, slashing .284/.355/.529 with 15 homers and 62 RBI on the year.
Jul 14 - 5:00 PM

J.D. Martinez clubbed his major league-leading 29th home run as the Red Sox topped the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon.

Martinez tagged Blue Jays' starter Sam Gaviglio for a solo shot to get the Red Sox on the board in the fourth inning. He also drew a walk in the contest, finishing the afternoon 1-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. He's having a ridiculous season at the plate, slashing .330/.392/.648 with 29 homers and 80 RBI.
Jul 14 - 4:56 PM

Craig Kimbrel earned his second victory of the season on Saturday, working a scoreless 10th inning in a tied game against the Blue Jays.

The Red Sox went on to win the game in the bottom half of the inning on a walkoff grand slam from Xander Bogaerts. Kimbrel has been a force out of the Red Sox' bullpen again this season, compiling a 1.82 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and a 60/16 K/BB ratio across 39 2/3 innings. He has converted 29 of his 31 save chances thus far.
Jul 14 - 4:54 PM


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