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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
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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

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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.
Source: MLB.com
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

Rick Porcello fared well in a no-decision against his former club on Friday, allowing just one run on five hits over seven strong innings.

Porcello punched out six on the night and didn't issue a free pass. The only blemish on his evening was an RBI single by Ian Kinsler in the third inning. While he has been a major disappointment for the Red Sox this season, he owns a 2.50 ERA and 14/4 K/BB ratio over 18 innings in his last three starts, so perhaps he's turning the corner. He'll take on the White Sox his next time out on Wednesday.
Jul 24 - 11:01 PM

Rick Porcello yielded three runs -- two earned -- in five innings Saturday in a loss to the Angels.

It was another mediocre outing from Porcello, but it's not like he got much help from his defense. Pablo Sandoval's error led to a run in the second, and Porcello had to pitch around a leadoff double in the fourth on a ball that Mookie Betts should have caught. Still, Porcello has only himself to blame for Kole Calhoun's two homers. He's given up 18 in 105 2/3 innings this season, matching his total from 204 2/3 innings in 2014 and 177 innings in 2013. That's simply not Hanley Ramirez's fault.
Jul 18 - 11:55 PM

Rick Porcello won for the first time since May 16, yielding only two runs in six innings of work on Wednesday against the Marlins.

Porcello had lost seven games and received one no-decision since his last win. The floundering Marlins were just what the doctor ordered. The right-hander scattered eight hits and a walk while striking out four. Both runs scored on RBI singles in the fourth inning. Porcello enters the All-Star break with a 5.90 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 79/23 K/BB ratio in 100 2/3 innings. He'll hope to start fresh in the second half, when he opens up in Los Angeles versus the Angels.
Jul 8 - 10:32 PM

Rick Porcello was hammered for seven earned runs over two innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Porcello yielded five runs in the first inning and two more in the second in another awful outing. The 26-year-old right-hander now has a 6.08 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over his first 16 starts with the Red Sox. He is not looking anything like a $20 million per year pitcher.
Jul 1 - 3:50 PM

Rick Porcello took a no-decision Friday against the Rays after giving up three runs in six innings.

He struck out five and walked one. Porcello gave up one run over the first five innings, but the Rays tied things up in the sixth, which extended his winless streak to seven starts. His first season in Boston hasn't gone according to plan, as he owns a 5.54 ERA through 15 starts.
Jun 26 - 11:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
4Sandy Leon
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Jackie Bradley
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Allen Craig
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Jean Machi
3Junichi Tazawa
4Alexi Ogando
5Craig Breslow
6Robbie Ross
7Tommy Layne
8Heath Hembree
9Brandon Workman
10Anthony Varvaro
11Noe Ramirez
12Ryan Cook