Player News - Red Sox

Date: Team: Pos:

Red Sox recalled RHP Pat Light from Triple-A Pawtucket.

He'll take Eduardo Rodriguez's place on the active roster. Light made one appearance for the Red Sox in April and owns a 2.05 ERA and 32/13 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings in Triple-A this season.
Jun 28 - 12:38 PM

Sandy Leon singled and ripped a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Rays.

Leon took reliever Danny Farquhar deep in the eighth inning. The journeyman catcher could be playing his way into sticking on the roster after Ryan Hanigan (neck) returns from the disabled list.
Jun 27 - 11:31 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Eduardo Rodriguez to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Rodriguez got the boot after he was torched for nine runs on 11 hits (including two home runs) and one walk over 2 2/3 innings Monday against the Rays. He also heard an earful from veteran second baseman Dustin Pedroia. The southpaw has an ugly 8.59 ERA through six starts this season and needs to do better before earning another opportunity. It's unclear where the Red Sox will go from here in their rotation, but Aaron Wilkerson is a possibility to be called up from the minors, at least as a stopgap option.
Jun 27 - 11:27 PM

Travis Shaw is not in Monday's lineup versus the Rays.

He's just getting a day of rest. Marco Hernandez will start in his place at third base and bat ninth against rookie lefty Blake Snell.
Jun 27 - 5:45 PM

Clay Buchholz will make his next turn in the rotation Saturday versus the Angels.

The Red Sox have an off-day on Thursday, but they won't skip him in the rotation. Buchholz has allowed seven runs in 10 1/3 innings over two starts since returning to the rotation. He's not a fantasy option at this time.
Jun 27 - 5:42 PM

Brock Holt is still dealing with some symptoms from his concussion.

Holt began a minor league rehab assignment last week and concussion specialist Micky Collins thinks that he could be able to push through his current symptoms. The Red Sox expect Holt to be activated on Friday if all goes well.
Jun 27 - 5:35 PM

Brandon Workman (elbow) threw a bullpen session Monday at Tropicana Field.

It was overseen by manager John Farrell as well as pitching coach Carl Lewis. Now 12 months removed from Tommy John surgery, it appears Workman is close to beginning a rehab assignment. He could be back in the Boston bullpen later this summer.
Jun 27 - 4:03 PM

Xander Bogaerts is in the Red Sox's starting lineup Monday against the Rays.

Manager John Farrell hinted that Bogaerts would get the night off after making his third error in four games Sunday against Texas. The Red Sox even called up infielder Mike Miller from Triple-A Pawtucket to spell Bogaerts at shortstop but here he is, starting for the 59th game in a row. Bogaerts will bat in his usual third spot against Rays left-hander Blake Snell.
Jun 27 - 3:25 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP William Cuevas to Triple-A Pawtucket.

He was optioned to make room for infielder Mike Miller. Cuevas allowed two hits and four walks over 2 2/3 scoreless innings against Texas this weekend. He'll probably make his way back to Boston later this season.
Jun 27 - 2:03 PM

Red Sox purchased the contract of IF Mike Miller from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Who? Miller wasn't even in our database prior to Monday's call-up. The Red Sox are desperate to give Xander Bogaerts a day off and coudn't bring Deven Marrero back for another week after optioning him on Saturday. Miller has hit .251 this year with 10 RBI and seven steals in 46 games for Pawtucket. This is the 26-year-old's first stint in the major leagues.
Jun 27 - 2:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell says Xander Bogaerts is tired and "needs a day."

Bogaerts' bat hasn't slowed down yet—his batting average is second in the American League behind Jose Altuve—but his defense has deteriorated over the past week with three errors in his last four games. Xander hasn't sat since April 23 and is due for a breather. Sitting Wednesday against the Rays is the most likely scenario with the Red Sox off on Thursday. That would give Xander a couple days to catch his breath.
Jun 27 - 8:48 AM

Clay Buchholz surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over 5 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Rangers.

Texas jumped all over Buchholz in the bottom of the first inning, scoring three runs on five singles and two walks. Prince Fielder then slugged a two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth and Buchholz was removed two batters later. The right-hander is now 3-8 with a 5.90 season ERA. He might be headed back to the bullpen.
Jun 26 - 6:19 PM

David Ortiz is absent from the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

He's simply receiving a day of rest. The Red Sox have Bryce Brentz in the designated hitter spot and Ryan LaMarre in left field.
Jun 26 - 12:46 PM

The Red Sox are considering optioning Christian Vazquez to Triple-A Pawtucket when Ryan Hanigan (neck) returns from the disabled list later this week.

Vazquez is sporting an ugly .212/.261/.298 batting line on the season. He's known as a defensive catcher and the Red Sox certainly aren't hurting for offense, so they can deal with his poor showing at the plate. However, the bigger concern here is they don't want to expose Sandy Leon to waivers. Leon is 12-for-22 at the plate and is a quality defensive catcher himself. The club also could think a little time in the minors for Vazquez could do his offense some good after he missed so much time rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Unless they want to carry three catchers for a while, Boston will have a tough decision to make soon.
Source: Boston Globe
Jun 26 - 8:54 AM

Steven Wright got smacked around for eight runs (only three were earned) on seven hits during his 4 2/3 innings of work in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

Wright didn't pitch as badly as it seems. The Red Sox' defense let him down multiple times. The home run Wright gave up to Ian Desmond today was only the fifth one the knuckleballer has allowed this season, which is a huge reason why he has a league-leading 2.18 ERA after 15 starts. Now 8-5, Wright draws a favorable matchup with the Angels on Friday.
Jun 26 - 1:18 AM


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