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Rick Porcello | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Rick Porcello pitched seven innings and allowed three runs -- two earned -- in losing to the Indians on Sunday.
Porcello ends up 9-15 with a 4.92 ERA, but he was awfully solid down the stretch, posting a 3.53 ERA in 11 starts after the break. In his final eight starts, he failed to complete seven innings just once and that was against the Blue Jays. There's good reason to think he'll be a fine, if slightly overpaid, mid-rotation starter for Boston next year. Oct 4 - 6:36 PM

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Rick Porcello went eight innings and gave up four runs to earn the win on Tuesday versus the Yankees.

The Red Sox scored six runs before Porcello ever took the mound, but he gave four of them right back in the bottom of the first inning. He would settle down from there, allowing six hits and a walk overall while striking out eight. Porcello is near the end of a disappointing season, carrying a 5.02 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP and a 142/37 K/BB ratio over 165 innings. He'll finish his season with a start in Cleveland against the Indians.
Sep 29 - 10:10 PM

Rick Porcello scuffled his way through Friday's loss to the Blue Jays, surrendering six runs (five earned) on eight hits over six innings.

Porcello allowed just three runs over seven innings against the Rays in his last start, but the results were far, far more disappointing in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays. The boys from Canada knocked him for a run in the third, three in the fourth and two more in the sixth to finish off the scoring on his line. This season, the 26-year-old right-hander holds a cringe-worthy 5.16 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. He'll see a home start against those aforementioned Rays next time he toes the rubber.
Sep 18 - 9:46 PM

In a rare strong start, Rick Porcello tossed seven innings of three-run ball in Saturday's win over the Rays.

By the time Porcello allowed a two-run homer to John Jaso in the fifth, the Red Sox had already jumped out to an 8-0 lead. He made sure that lead stood up. For the evening, he struck out eight and walked three. Despite this quality performance, the 26-year-old right-hander still holds a 5.06 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. Those numbers are unpleasant, but he's pitched much better than them since returning from the disabled list on August 26. A Saturday afternoon road start against the Blue Jays shows next on his schedule as he tries to finish out 2015 with a strong September.
Sep 12 - 9:15 PM

Rick Porcello was charged with four runs (three earned) in 7 1/3 innings in an 11-4 win over the Blue Jays on Monday.

The final two runs scored after Porcello was pulled from the game. While it hurt his overall line, it was mostly an encouraging start against a powerful offense. He gave up eight hits (including two home runs) in all while walking two batters and striking out four. Porcello has a 2.01 ERA in three starts since returning from the disabled list and has pitched into the eighth inning in back-to-back outings. He'll try to keep it going this weekend against the Rays.
Sep 7 - 5:36 PM

Rick Porcello struck out 13 batters, but allowed three runs (one earned) in eight innings to lose to the Yankees on Tuesday.

Porcello was hurt by a Travis Shaw fielding error that extended the fifth inning and eventually led to the Yankees' first two runs. He yielded one more run in the eighth on a Brett Gardner solo homer. Overall, the right-hander gave up five hits and a walk along with the 13 punch-outs. So far, so good for Porcello in his first two starts back from the disabled list, as he tossed seven scoreless frames his last time out against the White Sox. He'll look to keep it going in a home start against the Blue Jays next.
Sep 1 - 9:57 PM

Rick Porcello won in his return from the disabled list after shutting out the White Sox for seven innings Wednesday.

Chris Sale matched him, but Porcello came away with the win after the Red Sox broke through against Nate Jones in the top of the eighth. It's the second time in 21 starts this year that Porcello has gone without allowing a run. His ERA dropped from 5.81 to 5.47. There's a chance Porcello could possess some September fantasy value, but we'd want to see another successful outing next week against the Yankees before recommending him.
Aug 26 - 11:45 PM

Red Sox activated RHP Rick Porcello from the 15-day disabled list.

Porcello will return to Boston's starting rotation on Wednesday night against the White Sox after missing close to four weeks with a right triceps injury. He pitched pretty well in his final rehab start at Triple-A Pawtucket, but the 26-year-old right-hander will probably remain a poor fantasy bet down the stretch.
Aug 26 - 4:39 PM

Rick Porcello (triceps) looked much better in his second minor league rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, allowing three runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings of work.

The right-hander punched out six in the contest, throwing 57 of his 81 pitches for strikes. All of the damage against him came in the first two innings, but he settled in nicely afterwards, retiring the final 13 hitters he faced. He's on track to rejoin the Red Sox rotation on Wednesday.
Aug 22 - 9:10 AM

Rick Porcello (triceps) is on track to rejoin the Red Sox' rotation on August 26.

Porcello was limited to just 36 pitches in a rain-shortened outing in his first rehab start Saturday. He'll make a start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday before rejoining the big club the following week. The righty holds a disappointing 5.81 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 20 starts this season with Boston.
Aug 17 - 4:14 PM

Rick Porcello (triceps) was only able to throw 36 pitches in his rehab start Saturday with High-A Lowell.

Weather is to blame for the short outing. Porcello tried to fire off a few more pitches in the bullpen, but lightning chased him back inside. The right-hander will make at least one more rehab appearance before returning to the Red Sox starting rotation. He's been out since July 30 with a strained right triceps muscle.
Aug 15 - 7:52 PM

Rick Porcello (triceps) will begin a rehab assignment Saturday with High-A Lowell.

It's expected to be a two-start rehab for the 26-year-old right-hander, who's been out since July 30 with a strained right triceps muscle. Porcello owns an ugly 5.81 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 20 starts this season with Boston.
Aug 12 - 4:41 PM

Rick Porcello (triceps) threw a light bullpen session on Friday.

He could be ready to being a rehab assignment by the end of the week. Porcello hasn't missed much time, so he will likely need just the one rehab start before rejoining the Red Sox' rotation. The righty holds an ugly 5.81 ERA on the season.
Aug 9 - 9:14 AM

Red Sox placed RHP Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 30, with right triceps inflammation.

Porcello began feeling soreness a day after he was ripped for six runs -- five earned -- and 10 hits in two-plus innings on Wednesday versus the White Sox. The Red Sox don't think it's a long-term issue, so he should rejoin the rotation later this month. Brian Johnson and Henry Owens are options to take his spot in the rotation.
Aug 2 - 11:35 AM

Rick Porcello was pounded for six runs -- five earned -- and 10 hits in two-plus innings by the White Sox on Wednesday.

Just when it looked like Porcello might have gotten it together (5 ER in 18 IP last three starts), he finds himself right back at square one tonight. He's lost nine of his last 10 decisions, and his ERA is back up to 5.81 now. This is just completely and totally a lost year for him.
Jul 29 - 11:59 PM

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