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Mike Napoli was out of the lineup for the fourth time in the last eight games on Sunday.

Napoli has been sick and is also battling lingering discomfort in his left ring finger. "We're trying to manage the things that he’s been dealing with," Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday. The first baseman will likely start Tuesday's series-opener in Pittsburgh after Monday's scheduled team off day.
Source: Boston Globe
Sep 15 - 9:12 AM

Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI to lead the Red Sox to an 8-4 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Bogaerts hit a three-run homer in the third inning before adding a sacrifice fly in the seventh. He's hit in eight straight games, including blasting three home runs, and the 21-year-old is batting .368 in September. It's a promising finish for Bogaerts after he struggled for much of the season.
Sep 14 - 6:56 PM

Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Ho hum, another two-hit day for the 21-year-old. The multi-hit game was the seventh this month for Betts, who is hitting .333 with 14 runs scored in September. After a terrible start to his major league career, Betts is now hitting .289/.365/.444 overall.
Sep 14 - 6:50 PM

Daniel Nava hit a grand slam in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Nava had just one hit on the afternoon, but he made it count. The outfielder belted the homer off Royals reliever Aaron Crow in the sixth inning, giving the Red Sox the lead. It was a bright spot in what's been a year to forget for Nava, who has just four homers and a .263/.339/.355 line overall.
Sep 14 - 6:45 PM

Joe Kelly allowed four runs over six innings in a win over the Royals Sunday.

Kelly stumbled early, allowing four runs -- including an Eric Hosmer three-run homer -- in the second inning, but he straightened it out to keep the Royals off the board for the rest of the afternoon. Kelly gave up five hits and walked two on the day. The win was his second since joining the Red Sox, moving to 4-4 with a 4.28 ERA through 15 starts on the year. He'll meet the Orioles in Baltimore on Saturday.
Sep 14 - 6:34 PM

David Ortiz left Sunday's game against the Royals to tend to a family emergency.

Ortiz has already left to return home to the Dominican Republic. While he may rejoin the Red Sox in Pittsburgh, fantasy owners shouldn't count on him for the first half of the week.
Sep 14 - 6:31 PM

Rubby De La Rosa was shelled for five earned runs in four innings Saturday in a loss to the Royals.

Kansas City jumped on De La Rosa early, pouring in two runs in the bottom of the first inning and another three in the fourth. The 25-year-old right-hander is now 4-7 with a 4.31 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 96 innings this season. He could be shut down next week.
Sep 13 - 10:01 PM

Rusney Castillo is expected to be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday.

Castillo has played at three different levels of the Red Sox farm system in the past two weeks and flashed great potential at each. The dynamic 27-year-old Cuban outfielder signed a record seven-year contract with the team for $72.5 million on August 22. He probably won't get regular starts down the stretch this season, but Castillo could be a serious fantasy factor in 2015.
Sep 13 - 5:09 PM

Jemile Weeks went 2-for-3 with two doubles and scored a pair of runs as the Red Sox defeated the Royals 4-2 on Friday in Kansas City.

Weeks, who was acquired from the Orioles in a waiver deadline deal, is hitting .286/.333/.464 in his limited time with the Red Sox. He should see regular action over the season's final couple of weeks and could be worth using as a middle infield option in deeper mixed leagues.
Sep 13 - 12:29 AM

Edward Mujica secured his sixth save of the season with a scoreless inning against the Royals on Friday.

Koji Uehara was utilized in the eighth inning of this one, with Mujica being handed the reins of the closer's role. He needed just nine pitches to dispatch of the Royals in order, and has now made good on all three of his save chances since taking over the ninth-inning duties.
Sep 13 - 12:27 AM

Allen Webster pitched well in Friday's victory over the Royals, allowing just two runs on four hits over his six innings of work.

Webster walked one and struck out two on the night. The only blow against him was a two-run homer off the bat of Eric Hosmer in the fourth inning. He has shown inconsistency in his brief time with the Red Sox this season, but is incredibly talented and has shown the capability to get big league hitters out. He'll look to improve upon a 6.04 ERA and 1.51 WHIP when he takes on the Orioles in Baltimore on Friday.
Sep 13 - 12:25 AM

Brock Holt's visit to a specialist Thursday confirmed that he indeed has a concussion.

Holt is back with the Red Sox, but has not been cleared to return to action. The team is likely to play things very cautiously the remainder of the season.
Sep 12 - 6:12 PM

Will Middlebrooks went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, and an RBI single as the Red Sox went on to a 6-3 victory over the Royals on Thursday.

A big game for Middlebrooks, who has been dreadful at the plate since returning from a fractured index finger. Dating back to August 1, Middlebrooks compiled a .427 OPS in 115 plate appearances entering Thursday. On the season, he's slashing .189/.257/.270.
Sep 12 - 12:04 AM

Edward Mujica retired all three batters he faced in the ninth inning, earning his fifth save in Thursday's win against the Royals.

Mujica is 2-for-2 in save chances since taking over for Koji Uehara. He sports a mediocre 4.18 ERA, but he's been much better over the last three months -- it's 2.38 since June 6.
Sep 11 - 11:58 PM

Clay Buchholz earned his eighth win of the season after limiting the Royals to three runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings on Thursday.

Buchholz has had an ugly year, but he's come on strong as of late. With Thursday's performance, he owns a 3.18 ERA over his last seven starts. Against the Royals, he gave up six hits and three walks while striking out seven. Buchholz will look to continue improving on his 5.19 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 119/51 K/BB ratio when he faces the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Sep 11 - 11:52 PM

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