Bo Schultz (hip) is being moved up to Double-A New Hampshire as he continues his rehab work.
Schultz underwent labrum surgery on his hip over the offseason. The procedure has sidelined him through the first month of the season. He began a rehab assignment with Advanced-A Dunedin near the end of April and his bump to Double-A rehab work is a nice sign for his progression. Last season, the 30-year-old right-hander pitched to a 3.56 ERA and 31/14 K/BB ratio across 43 innings.
Hanley Ramirez was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox due to flu-like symptoms.
With Ramirez being scratched late, Travis Shaw shifts over to first from third. Josh Rutledge is the other domino, here, taking Shaw's place at third base. Shaw is hitting sixth and Rutledge is hitting seventh. Consider Ramirez day-to-day moving forward. The Red Sox do not have an off day on Thursday and could give the slugger another day off if he is still feeling queasy in 24 hours.
Dae-Ho Lee went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Wednesday's 9-8 win over the A's.
After the A's took an 8-4 lead in the fifth inning, Lee was instrumental in sparking the big comeback. He would crack a solo homer as part of a two-run sixth, then one-up himself in the seventh with a two-run tater. That shot would push the Mariners to a 9-8 lead, which would stand as the final. The 33-year-old slugger from South Korea doesn't play every day, but through 32 major league at-bats, he is slashing .281/.343/.656 with four homers and six RBI.
Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.
Semien connected for a solo home run off Mariners starter Felix Hernandez in the third inning. It was his seventh homer of the young season. The 25-year-old shortstop is already almost halfway home to matching his career-best 16 homers from 2015. Through his first 91 at-bats, he is slashing .209/.284/.451. Semien is never going to be confused with Tony Gwynn in terms of the average, but he should be able to raise that mark closer to his career number of .246 as the season progresses.
Felix Hernandez struggled in earning a no-decision against the A's in Wednesday's 9-8 win, yielding eight runs (four earned) on nine hits over four-plus innings.
Hernandez blanked the Royals into the eighth inning in his last start, but he found no such smooth sailing on Wednesday. It all fell apart rather quickly, too. After allowing solitary runs in the third and fourth innings, the veteran ace trotted back out to start the fifth inning to less than stellar results. The A's opened the frame with four consecutive singles, which were then followed up by a pair of run-scoring errors on the parts of Hernandez and Kyle Seager. King Felix ceded the mound to Vidal Nuno at that point, with Nuno allowing the final two runs on his line. Despite the rough outing, Hernandez still holds a 2.21 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 29/18 K/BB ratio over 36 2/3 innings. A road tilt with the Rays shows next on his schedule.
Sea Manaea turned in a mixed-bag start to earn a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners, allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings.
Making his second start in the bigs, Manaea struck out six and walked one. All four runs on his line scored in the fifth inning, with Nelson Cruz's mammoth two-run homer to center serving as the loudest hit. The 24-year-old southpaw has allowed four runs in each of his first two outings, but should continue to see starts with Chris Bassitt (elbow) on the disabled list. A road date with the Red Sox appears next on Manaea's schedule.
Brett Wallace's double was the only extra-base hit the Padres managed in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.
Tyler Chatwood more or less erased the Padres' bats from the face of the earth. As a team, they managed just three hits -- singles by Matt Kemp and Melvin Upton Jr., plus Wallace's double. It was his third two-bagger of the season. Through his first 32 at-bats, the 29-year-old former top prospect is slashing .219/.390/.406 with one homer and five RBI. He makes for a dicey fantasy play.
Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-3 with a double in Wednesday's win over the Padres.
Blackmon missed a large chunk of April with a toe injury, but since his return to the lineup at the end of the month, he already has three two-hit games. Wednesday's double was his third of the season. While he is slashing a middling .240/.321/.400 through his first 50 at-bats, those numbers figure to rise as he re-acclimates to regular playing time. Last season, he hit .287/.347/.40 while cracking 17 homers, driving in 58 runs and swiping 43 bases.