Player News - Red Sox

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Red Sox sent RHP Kyle Kendrick outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Kendrick is now off Boston's 40-man roster, but he will remain with the organization. The 32-year-old right-hander has a 12.96 ERA in two appearances this season at the major league level.
Jun 22 - 1:47 PM

Red Sox prospect Trey Ball struck out seven hitters over five innings of work on Wednesday for Double-A Portland.

Ball did allow seven hits and three walks, but he was able to limit the damage to just one run over those five innings. The seventh pick of the 2013 draft, Ball has had more ups than downs in his time in the Red Sox system, and his 5.60 ERA this year helps illustrate that. Having said that, he's a 22-year-old left-hander with a couple of above-average pitches, so don't expect anyone to give up on him for some time. He's an intriguing lottery ticket in (very) deep fantasy leagues.
Jun 22 - 1:20 PM

Drew Pomeranz held the Royals to two runs in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Royals.

Pomeranz left with a two-run lead, but it was blown in the eighth. That makes back-to-back quality starts for him in which he's failed to factor into the decision. Pomeranz has given up one or two runs in seven of his last eight starts and 11 of 14 for the seasons.
Jun 21 - 6:04 PM

Xander Bogaerts hit his third homer of the week and walked twice versus the Royals on Wednesday.

All five of Bogaerts' homers have come since May 25, though it wouldn't be right to say that he's gotten hot since then; he has pretty much the same OPS now (.850) as he did the day before hitting his first homer (.845).
Jun 21 - 5:59 PM

Hanley Ramirez flied out as a pinch-hitter after being held out of Wednesday's starting lineup against the Royals.

Ramirez, who has been bothered by right shoulder problems all year long, is expected to be back in the lineup on Friday.
Jun 21 - 5:57 PM

Red Sox signed first-round pick RHP Tanner Houck.

Houck, selected 24th overall last week out of the University of Missouri, got a straight-slot bonus of $2.6145 million from the Red Sox. The hard-throwing right-hander will begin his professional baseball career with the short-season Low-A Lowell Spinners.
Jun 21 - 12:51 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged Wednesday that Hanley Ramirez is still dealing with a right shoulder issue.

It's why Ramirez is out of the starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Royals, to get him two days off in a row ahead of Friday night's series opener against the Angels. This shoulder discomfort has lingered since early May and helps to explain Hanley's overall struggles this season. Chris Young is at DH for Boston on Wednesday in Kansas City.
Jun 21 - 12:24 PM

Hanley Ramirez will get the day off Wednesday.

Chris Young is serving as Boston's designated hitter and batting fifth in Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Royals. It's just a routine day of rest for Hanley.
Jun 21 - 10:35 AM

Dustin Pedroia (ribs) is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Wednesday.

Josh Rutledge is at second base and Deven Marrero is at third base in the afternoon finale at Kauffman Stadium. Pedroia took a pitch to the ribs on Sunday night and hasn't played since, though X-rays turned up negative and he is expected to avoid the disabled list.
Jun 21 - 10:33 AM

Chris Sale fanned 10 while allowing three runs in 8 1/3 innings Tuesday in a victory over the Royals.

Sale allowed just one run and two hits over eight innings before giving up a walk, a two-run homer and a single in the ninth. John Farrell pulled him then, even though pitcher Travis Wood was due up at the plate because of the Royals' lineup maneuvering in the rout. Wood ended up hitting into a game-ending double play against Fernando Abad. Sale moved to 9-3 with a 2.85 ERA.
Jun 20 - 11:47 PM

Deven Marrero went 2-for-2 with a double, a sac fly, a walk and two runs scored as Boston's No. 9 hitter on Tuesday.

With Dustin Pedroia out and Pedro Sandoval on the DL, both Marrero and Josh Rutledge got to start tonight. Both have OPSs in the .500s at the moment, but Marrero's defense is a little stronger, which might give him an advantage at third after Pedroia returns.
Jun 20 - 11:42 PM

Dustin Pedroia (ribs) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup Tuesday.

Pedroia took a pitch to the ribs on Sunday night and was in serious pain, but X-rays turned up negative and he's considered day-to-day for now. Josh Rutledge will start at second base for Boston on Tuesday night against the Royals.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Pedroia's absence will open up a spot towards the top of the lineup for Chris Young, who will slot second against Matt Strahm. For those looking for near minimum priced hitters to make paying up for Chris Sale more reasonable, Young is well worth considering against LHP. His sample size this season is still small, but Young finished with a .260 ISO and 165 wRC+ against LHP last year, numbers that make his current asking price look like a bargain.
Jun 20 - 4:25 PM

Red Sox recalled INF Deven Marrero from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Marrero has hit only .157/.195/.301 during his time in the majors this season. He'll provide infield depth with Pablo Sandoval (ear infection) and Dustin Pedroia (ribs) banged up.
Jun 20 - 3:15 PM

Red Sox recalled 1B Sam Travis from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Travis hit .471/.526/.588 over 17 at-bats in an earlier stint with the big club. He could see some starts at first base with Mitch Moreland (toe) banged up.
Jun 20 - 3:14 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Austin Maddox to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Maddox tossed two scoreless innings in his brief time with the big club. He'll get another shot eventually.
Jun 20 - 3:12 PM


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