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The Boston Red Sox are expected to place Ben Taylor on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday due to an undisclosed injury.

The move will be retroactive to Sunday, although the exact nature of his injury is unclear. Blaine Boyer (elbow) is coming back from the DL and will take Taylor's place in the 'pen.
Jul 26 - 5:27 AM

Blaine Boyer (elbow) is expected to come off the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday.

The Red Sox designated Luis Ysla for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the 40-man roster for the reliever.
Jul 26 - 5:23 AM

Mike Zunino swatted his 15th home run of the season in Tuesday's win against the Red Sox while also drawing a pair of walks.

The walks might have been more impressive than the solo homer, as he had managed just 18 free passes over his first 72 games. He is a solid source of power from the catcher position, but be ready for a subpar average and plenty of strikeouts, too.
Jul 26 - 5:20 AM

Guillermo Heredia finished 3-for-6 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

Heredia is enjoying his best stretch of the season, hitting safely in three in a row while piling up six RBI during the span. He had managed just 13 RBI over his first 73 outings.
Jul 26 - 5:16 AM

Felix Hernandez allowed four earned runs, four hits and two walks with four strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Red Sox.

King Felix has had a problem with Sox since his return from the 10-day disabled list. He pitched just five innings in Chicago on July 15, and 5 2/3 against Boston on Tuesday. He has lasted at least six innings in his other five outings against all other teams since coming off the DL. Hernandez will look to go deeper into the game in his next scheduled start Monday in Texas.
Jul 26 - 5:13 AM

Hanley Ramirez finished 2-for-6 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's game in Seattle.

The 2-3-4 hitters for the Red Sox each collected two hits, the only Boston players to post multi-hit games in a 13-inning loss. Ramirez's homer was even more impressive considering it came against fireballer Felix Hernandez. He is enjoying a nice road trip, hitting safely in all five games on the west coast trip with a pair of homers and three RBI.
Jul 26 - 5:09 AM

Rafael Devers was hitless over four at-bats in Seattle on Tuesday in his major league debut.

Devers also grounded into a double play, and that's the bad news. The good news is he drew a pair of walks, showing tremendous patience at the plate while seeing 23 pitches in his six plate appearances. It was a tough assignment facing the hard-throwing Felix Hernandez in his debut. Perhaps he'll fare better against Andrew Moore on Wednesday, a pitcher with a 5.70 ERA.
Jul 26 - 5:06 AM

Drew Pomeranz allowed three earned runs, four hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Tuesday.

Pomeranz labored through five innings, throwing 105 times with a wild pitch. The subpar outing snapped a string of four straight starts lasting six or more innings. His next scheduled outing is set for Monday against the Indians, his original organization. He is 6-2 with a 3.93 ERA over 52 2/3 innings across 10 starts at Fenway Park this season with the opposition hitting just .240.
Jul 26 - 5:01 AM

Buster Posey posted a pair of singles, a double, two runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's victory against Pittsburgh.

Posey hit .330 or better in each of his first three months, but he has struggled with a .269 (18-for-67) mark in July. However, he is making up for lost time over the past few games, going 6-for-13 with a double and four RBI.
Jul 26 - 4:53 AM

Brandon Belt picked up a pair of doubles with a run scored and an RBI over five at-bats in Tuesday's win against the Pirates.

Belt has three doubles over the past two games and nine of his season's 23 doubles in the month of July. He might be hitting just .237 overall, but he is making his hits count. Unfortunately for fantasy owners he has managed just seven RBI in July, his worst of any month in 2017.
Jul 26 - 4:35 AM

Chris Stratton allowed two earned runs, six hits and a walk with four strikeouts across four innings of relief to earn a save Tuesday against the Pirates.

Stratton was awarded the save despite an 11-3 score, as he worked three or more innings to close out the game. There aren't many old-fashioned saves these days, but Stratton joined Josh Ravin of the Dodgers in securing the rare save on Tuesday. More importantly, he gave his overworked bullpen mates a much-needed rest.
Jul 26 - 4:31 AM

Madison Bumgarner allowed one earned run, six hits and a walk with four strikeouts across five innings to nail down his first win of the season Tuesday against Pittsburgh.

Bumgarner has had a strange and bumpy road this season. Normally his first victory comes in the first or second start of a new campaign, but he dropped his first four decisions and also missed two months due to a shoulder injury. He is starting to pitch like his normal ace-like self, posting a 1-1 record and 3.92 ERA over three outings since returning from the 10-day disabled list. He is likely to continue trending in a positive direction as he builds up his stamina.
Jul 26 - 4:29 AM

David Freese posted a single, double and RBI across five at-bats in Tuesday's game in San Francisco.

Freese has hit safely in a season-high seven consecutive outings, going 10-for-24 (.417) with three runs scored, a home run, five RBI, five walks and just five strikeouts. His previous long was a four-game hitting streak, accomplished on three different occasions, so this is uncharted territory in 2017 for the hot corner veteran.
Jul 26 - 4:23 AM

Jameson Taillon was smashed for 10 runs - nine earned - and nine hits with a walk and just one strikeout across three innings in a loss Tuesday at San Francisco.

It was a nightmare outing for Taillon, as he threw just 43 of his 70 pitches for strikes. He was able to keep the ball in the park, but when he did throw strikes he hung them over the plate and they were smashed into corners or gaps. He allowed three doubles and a triple among his nine hits allowed. He'll look to bounce back next Tuesday against Cincinnati.
Jul 26 - 4:17 AM

Yasiel Puig collected three singles with a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's win against the Twins.

Puig has back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time since May 28-29, and just the third time this season. After a 3-for-22 run from July 15-23, Puig is starting to show some signs of life again at the plate. For some batters, the All-Star break is a godsend. For others, it's an interruption and it takes a while to get back on track. Chalk up Puig for the latter.
Jul 26 - 4:11 AM



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