Player News - Red Sox

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Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI against the Braves on Thursday.

Ramirez had an RBI single in the first before cracking a run-scoring double in the third. He's driven in a run in four straight games and six of his last seven, giving him 13 RBI overall. After a disappointing first year in his new digs, the 32-year-old is batting .287/.304/.402 as the Red Sox' primary first baseman this season.
Apr 28 - 11:14 PM

Clay Buchholz had a hard time Thursday, allowing five runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Braves.

Buchholz has been remarkably consistent in a bad way this season, allowing exactly five runs in four of his five starts. On Thursday, he walked four to go with his eight hits allowed while striking out just two. Not surprisingly, he's still winless heading into May, as the loss dropped him to 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. A date with the White Sox looms on Tuesday.
Apr 28 - 11:02 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks over 3 2/3 innings Thursday in his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Rodriguez, who is working his way back from a right patella subluxation, struck out two batters and threw 45 out of 75 pitches for strikes. Coming off the shaky outing, the southpaw still figures to make one or two more starts in the minors before joining the Red Sox. Henry Owens will continue to hold down a rotation spot for now.
Apr 28 - 8:24 PM

Brock Holt is not in Thursday's lineup against the Braves.

Chris Young will make the start in left field despite right-hander Jhoulys Chacin on the mound. Holt is batting just .188/.293/.229 over his last 14 games.
Apr 28 - 4:23 PM

Red Sox 3B prospect Rafael Devers contributed four RBI Wednesday in a win for High-A Salem.

He scored twice, once on a two-run blast in the fourth and again as part of a 10-run fourth inning. Devers has had a tough time adjusting to High-A after dominating at Low-A Greenville last year (.288, 11 HR, 70 RBI). So far he's hitting just .149 with a .299 slugging percentage. He's considered one of the league's very best prospects and should be able to overcome his early struggles.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 28 - 1:14 PM

Red Sox OF prospect Andrew Benintendi blasted his first home run of 2016 Wednesday in High-A Salem's come-from-behind win over Frederick.

He walked and launched a three-run homer as part of a 10-run eighth inning. The 21-year-old has hit safely in 17 of 19 games this season including each of his last 16. He's now second in the Carolina League in both doubles (eight) and slugging percentage (.636). Benintendi won the Golden Spikes Award last year as college baseball's best player. He could make a rapid ascent through the minor leagues.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 28 - 12:57 PM

Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI to lead the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Braves on Wednesday.

Four games against the Braves was just what the doctor ordered for the Red Sox. Pedroia had two homers in a game for the seventh time in his career (oddly enough, four of those have come since the start of 2015). He also drove in five runs for the seventh time.
Apr 28 - 12:06 AM

Steven Wright pitched seven solid innings, allowing two runs -- one earned -- and striking out eight, to defeat the Braves on Wednesday.

Wright survived a whopping four passed balls from Ryan Hanigan, who is still trying to learn to handle the knuckleballer (it was supposed to be Blake Swihart's job). He has a 1.37 ERA after four starts, so it's really beginning to look like he's in the rotation to stay.
Apr 28 - 12:04 AM

Back in the lineup after sitting out two games in NL parks, David Ortiz doubled three times and drove in two runs Wednesday.

Lots of older sluggers lose doubles more so than homers as they age, but that certainly hasn't happened to Ortiz; he finished with 37 doubles last year and is up to 11 already in 2016. Of course, Fenway and the Green Monster help some there. Tonight's game was the third of his career with three doubles, the others coming in 2011 and 2015.
Apr 27 - 11:58 PM

Pablo Sandoval indicated that the inflammation in his balky left shoulder has subsided.

"[The shoulder's] still sore," Sandoval said, "but we'll see what's going on. The inflammation at least went down; it's to a good point, so now we're going to see what's going on there." He was placed on the 15-day disabled list in mid-April and will see Dr. James Andrews on Monday in an attempt to reevaluate the progress of his recovery. Travis Shaw will continue to hold down the hot corner for the Sox.
Source: MLB.com
Apr 27 - 7:59 PM

According to WEEI's Rob Bradford, the Red Sox have been encouraged by Pablo Sandoval's "approach and results" toward dropping weight over the last two weeks.

Sandoval landed on the disabled list after the first week of the regular season with a left shoulder sprain and there was a report from Yahoo Sports stating that the Red Sox have "no intention of playing him unless he loses weight" before returning to the active roster. Bradford hasn't heard anything like that from Red Sox officials, but there probably is a number (as in, pounds) that the club would like Sandoval to reach while he rehabs his shoulder injury. He's scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews for a followup shoulder exam on Monday. A return to baseball activities could follow.
Source: WEEI
Apr 27 - 9:21 AM

David Price tied his career high with 14 strikeouts while allowing two runs over eight frames in an 11-4 win over the Braves.

Price looked a little shaky early on, giving up three hits, a walk and a run in the first inning. He was mostly in cruise control after that, though, racking up the whiffs by the boatload. It's been an interesting month for Price, as he has a 5.76 ERA but is 3-0 and has a ridiculous 46/8 K/BB ratio over 29 2/3 innings. He'll go up against the Yankees this weekend.
Apr 26 - 11:11 PM

Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

Bogaerts adding steals to his game would be pretty sweet for fantasy owners. He's never had more than 10 in a season in the majors or minors but already has five this month. He also has his batting line up to .291/.341/.430 after a slow start.
Apr 26 - 11:01 PM

Travis Shaw had a two-RBI double and a three-run homer in Tuesday's victory over the Braves.

Shaw hit a mammoth home run to right field in the first inning to give the Red Sox an early lead and helped extend it with his two-bagger in the ninth. The decision to go with Shaw over Pablo Sandoval at third base raised a few eyebrows, but it's looking like a smart one in the early going with Shaw batting .324/.392/.521 with two homers and 14 RBI.
Apr 26 - 10:48 PM

Carson Smith (elbow) could join the Red Sox next week in Chicago.

Smith is scheduled toss a light bullpen session on Thursday before appearing in back-to-back rehab games Friday and Saturday at Triple-A Pawtucket. Assuming that all goes well, he will probably be activated Monday. The dominant 26-year-old setup man can be a huge addition to the Boston bullpen.
Apr 26 - 6:31 PM


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