Player News - Red Sox

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Drew Pomeranz yielded two runs over six innings as part of a 5-4 win over the Cubs on Friday.

Pomeranz gave up solo homers to Kris Bryant and Albert Almora, Jr., but otherwise was able to keep the Cubs off the board. Relying heavily on his curveball, the southpaw struck out seven and walked a pair in the victory. Pomeranz has yet to throw more than six innings this season, but he has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three out of his four starts. He’ll bring a 4.15 ERA into a matchup against the Orioles at home.
Apr 28 - 11:12 PM

Craig Kimbrel struck out three batters in a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Cubs for his eighth save of the season.

Kimbrel gave up a two-out double to Ben Zobrist to make things interesting, but he managed to strike out Addison Russell swinging to end it. It has been a dominant start to the year for Kimbrel, who has struck out 20 batters in 10 1/3 innings.
Apr 28 - 11:11 PM

Dustin Pedroia is batting sixth for the Red Sox on Friday versus the Cubs.

It's the first time in his career that he's batted sixth. With Pedroia (.242/.311/.258) moving down, Xander Bogaerts (.313/.353/.328) is up in the leadoff spot.
Apr 28 - 3:18 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Ben Taylor from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Taylor put up a 1.59 ERA over four appearances earlier this month. He'll be used in middle relief.
Apr 28 - 12:28 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Robbie Ross to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Ross holds a 4.15 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over four relief appearances this season. Ben Taylor is taking his spot in the bullpen.
Apr 28 - 12:26 PM

Updating an earlier report, Brock Holt (vertigo) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

He'll serve as the DH. Holt seems to be over his bout with vertigo and should be back with the Red Sox as soon as his 10 days are up. The 28-year-old has just two hits in 15 at-bats this year and doesn't carry any fantasy value.
Apr 27 - 10:54 PM

Chris Sale allowed three runs -- two earned -- over eight innings while striking out 10 in a loss to the Yankees on Thursday.

Sale gave up eight hits, all singles, over his eight innings without issuing a walk. Unfortunately for the southpaw, Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka was brilliant, making the three-run lead stand up. Sale is now somehow 1-2 despite a microscopic 1.19 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 52/6 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. He'll look to pull even when he squares off with the Orioles on Tuesday.
Apr 27 - 10:43 PM

Red Sox optioned OF Steve Selsky to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Red Sox needed to clear a roster spot for Chase d'Arnaud, who was claimed off waivers from Atlanta. Selsky played sparingly during his month-long stint with the Red Sox, appearing mostly as a pinch-hitter. He went 1-for-9 with five strikeouts during that span.
Apr 27 - 10:26 PM

Brock Holt (vertigo) will begin a rehab assignment in the next day or two.

Holt landed on the DL with vertigo earlier this week but has made a quick recovery and should be back as soon as his 10 days are up. When healthy, Holt will fill a utility role for Boston.
Apr 27 - 5:26 PM

Carson Smith (elbow) recently had a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

That might explain why Smith was just transferred to the 60-day DL. Smith has resumed long tossing but hasn't thrown off a mound in two weeks. The Red Sox were hoping to have Smith back in early June but that's no longer an option. The 27-year-old has yet to pitch a game for the Red Sox since arriving in a trade with Seattle in December 2015.
Apr 27 - 5:15 PM

Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) is back in the Red Sox lineup on Thursday night against the Yankees.

It'll be his first start since he injured his knee and ankle last Friday on a controversial takeout slide by Manny Machado. Pedroia is starting at second base and batting leadoff versus Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.
Apr 27 - 3:12 PM

Red Sox transferred RHP Carson Smith from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for infielder Chase d'Arnaud, who was claimed off waivers from the Braves on Thursday. Smith is still working his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He should be ready sometime in June.
Apr 27 - 1:57 PM

Red Sox claimed INF Chase d'Arnaud off waivers from the Braves.

He was designated for assignment by Atlanta on Tuesday. The 30-year-old infielder holds a weak .231/.288/.312 career batting line at the major league level.
Apr 27 - 1:55 PM

Rick Porcello fanned nine while allowing three runs -- two earned -- in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees.

Porcello dropped to 1-3, but his outings have definitely been getting better. Another Cy Young isn't in the cards, but he figures to remain valuable in mixed leagues all year.
Apr 26 - 11:13 PM

Sandy Leon went 0-for-3 in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees, dropping his average to .191.

Leon started off nicely enough, but he's back to the pre-2016 version of himself now, with his .506 OPS in 47 at-bats. The Red Sox should start giving more time to Christian Vazquez behind the plate.
Apr 26 - 10:58 PM


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