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David Ross was forced to leave Friday's game against the Yankees due to a recurrence of his plantar fasciitis.

It's an injury that Ross has been dealing with for some time now, and has been noticeably hobbled while running the bases of late. He shouldn't be expected to return to the Red Sox lineup for at least a couple of days.
Aug 1 - 9:46 PM

David Ross was forced to leave Friday's game against the Yankees with an apparent foot injury.

The injury occurred while he was running to first base. The Red Sox should provide an update on his status shortly.
Aug 1 - 9:34 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that Joe Kelly's debut for the team will likely come in St. Louis next week.

Kelly, of course, just came from St. Louis via trade. He last pitched on Wednesday, so starting on Tuesday following the off day seems likely.
Aug 1 - 4:40 PM

Red Sox placed OF Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 31, with lower back tightness.

It's the same back issue he's dealt with for much of the season. With Yoenis Cespedes now around to handle right field, the Red Sox would be best off just shutting Victorino down for the season. He's undergoing an MRI Friday before a timetable to return is established.
Aug 1 - 3:56 PM

Red Sox designated 1B/OF Mike Carp for assignment.

Carp had requested a trade last weekend. He'll get another opportunity elsewhere soon, whether it's by trade or someone else scooping him up off waivers. The 28-year-old is hitting just .198/.320/.279 with no homers this season but has been productive in the past and could be a nice bench bat for a contender.
Aug 1 - 3:44 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Tommy Layne from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Layne threw two-thirds of a scoreless inning in his lone big league appearance this season. With Andrew Miller gone, he'll get an opportunity as a southpaw reliever.
Aug 1 - 3:41 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Alex Wilson from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Wilson has allowed one run over three relief innings across a few stints with the big club this season. He'll work the middle innings.
Aug 1 - 3:40 PM

Red Sox recalled INF/OF Mookie Betts from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Betts wound up only spending a couple weeks back at Triple-A. It's not clear how much playing time he'll receive this time around, but he's starting in center field Friday. Fantasy owners should keep tabs on him.
Aug 1 - 3:39 PM

Red Sox activated 3B Will Middlebrooks from the 15-day disabled list.

The Stephen Drew trade means Middlebrooks has the third base spot again, with Xander Bogaerts shifting back over to shortstop. He has hit just .197/.305/.324 in the majors this season and .231/.277/.375 at Triple-A, so fantasy owners don't need to be in a rush to grab him.
Aug 1 - 3:37 PM

Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox have promoted pitching prospect Henry Owens to Triple-A Pawtucket.

He's filling the rotation spot vacated by Anthony Ranaudo, who will make his major league debut on Friday. Boston's top pitching prospect, Owens earned the promotion by posting a 2.60 ERA with a 126/47 K/BB ratio over 121 innings. It's possible that he'll get a cup of coffee next month if things go well at Pawtucket.
Source: WEEI.com
Aug 1 - 10:40 AM

Will Middlebrooks (finger) will be activated from the disabled list prior to Friday's game.

It's been a good last 24 hours for Middlebrooks, as Stephen Drew getting shipped out freed up third base for him again and Shane Victorino's (back) injury created a spot for him on the roster. Though the 25-year-old is batting just .197/.305/.324, he has the pop to help out in deeper leagues now that he has an everyday job back.
Jul 31 - 7:10 PM

Shane Victorino is expected to be placed on the disabled list after aggravating his back injury.

It's not clear when Victorino re-injured his back or how much time he'll miss, but obviously it's discouraging. He just returned from the disabled list less than two weeks ago and will be placed back on it prior to Friday's game. The newly acquired Yoenis Cespedes will assume the majority of the at-bats in right field.
Jul 31 - 6:14 PM

Red Sox acquired INF/OF Kelly Johnson from the Yankees for SS Stephen Drew.

Johnson was a popular fantasy sleeper in the spring, but unfortunately he kept dozing after Opening Day. He ended up hitting just .219 with a .304 OBP and six home runs in 77 games for the Yankees. Currently on the disabled list with a strained left groin, Boston won't rush him back. Slotted behind Brock Holt and Dustin Pedroia in the infield, and Shane Victorino and Allen Craig in the outfield, the tank of Johnson's 2014 fantasy value has run dry.
Jul 31 - 4:42 PM

Red Sox right-handed pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo will make his major league debut against the Yankees on Friday.

One benefit of blowing up the major league team -- trading pitchers Jon Lester, Jake Peavy, John Lackey, Felix Doubront, and Andrew Miller -- is it allows the Red Sox to give auditions to high-upside prospects like Ranaudo. The right-hander has been outstanding at the Triple-A level over the last two seasons, going 15-5 with a 2.53 ERA across 149-plus innings. He has long-term No. 3 starter upside, and short-term mixed-league flier potential.
Jul 31 - 3:46 PM

Red Sox acquired LHP Eduardo Rodriguez from the Orioles for LHP Andrew Miller.

Ben Cherington continues to have an outstanding day. Boston held out for a top prospect in Miller negotiations, and they finally got one from a rival. Rodriguez was recently ranked by MLB.com as Baltimore's No. 3 prospect. "Initially more of a command-and-control lefty, Rodriguez has grown into his lanky frame and has seen his velocity jump as a result," the site's scouting report reads. "He now throws his fastball in the low 90s, with good sink and movement. Rodriguez pairs his fastball with a hard changeup and a tight slider, both of which grade out as above-average offerings." Rodriguez projects as a middle-of-the rotation starter.
Source: MLB.com
Jul 31 - 3:17 PM


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