Player News - Red Sox

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Hanley Ramirez is expected to be ready for the start of next season after undergoing a left shoulder arthroscopy and debridement Tuesday.

Ramirez revealed the news of his operation himself on Twitter and the Red Sox have now provided more details on the procedure. The designated hitter has battled nagging shoulder issues for a while now and is coming off a disappointing 2017 campaign that saw him bat only .242/.320/.429 with 23 homers. He'll turn 34 years old in December.
Oct 17 - 3:53 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez won't return to pitching for approximately six months after having a right knee patellofemoral ligament reconstruction on Tuesday.

Rodriguez has been plagued by a chronic knee problem off and on for the last four years. Obviously, he's going to get a late start to the 2018 season after this procedure. How much time he'll spend on the disabled list remains to be seen. Rodriguez posted a 4.19 ERA and 150/50 K/BB ratio over 137 1/3 innings this year.
Oct 17 - 3:49 PM

Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports that the Padres have requested to interview Chili Davis for their vacant hitting coach position.

Drellich says Davis will interview Wednesday. San Diego fired former hitting coach Alan Zinter last month. There could be multiple teams interested in Davis, who helped the Red Sox to No. 4 in runs scored in 2015, No. 1 in 2016 and No. 10 in 2017.
Oct 17 - 2:23 PM

Hanley Ramirez underwent surgery on his left shoulder Tuesday.

Ramirez said after the season that he didn't expect to need shoulder surgery even though he's dealt with nagging shoulder issues for a while now. However, obviously something changed. The exact nature of the procedure isn't known at this point, nor is how long he will need to rehab. However, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston hears that the surgery was "considered relatively minor." The Red Sox should eventually reveal more details.
Oct 17 - 1:08 PM

Dustin Pedroia will decide within the next few days whether or not to undergo surgery on his ailing left knee.

Pedroia has been advised by specialists in New York and Boston and now must decide whether to go under the knife. It's not clear what type of surgery he would have if he does decide to have an operation, but Pedroia said last week that "the recovery is a long time." We should know before the end of the week as to what direction the second baseman will take.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 17 - 10:09 AM

Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports that former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus interviewed for the Red Sox' manager job on Monday.

Ausmus, of course, is familiar with Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, having worked under him in Detroit. The former major league catcher went 314-332 in four years as the Tigers' skipper. Astros bench coach Alex Cora is viewed as the favorite to land the Red Sox' job at this point.
Oct 16 - 5:38 PM

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports that Astros bench coach Alex Cora is the Red Sox' "top candidate" for their managerial vacancy.

Cora interviewed with Boston on Sunday with the Astros having an off day in between Game 2 and 3 of the ALCS. It appears that he's the favorite to replace John Farrell, although it likely won't be made official as long as Houston is playing. Cora's only managerial experience has been in winter ball in his native Puerto Rico. The Red Sox are also expected to interview former Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire.
Oct 15 - 4:03 PM

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox have requested permission to interview Diamondbacks bench coach Ron Gardenhire for their managerial opening.

They're also slated to interview Astros bench coach Alex Cora on Sunday, which had been previously reported. Gardenhire, of course, was the Twins' manager from 2002-14, posting a career 1068-1039 record with six division titles.
Oct 15 - 12:46 PM

Robby Scott underwent elbow surgery on Wednesday.

This helps to further explain why Scott was left off Boston's roster for the ALDS. It was an arthroscopy and debridement procedure, not something as serious as Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The lefty reliever should be ready for the start of spring training next February.
Oct 12 - 10:45 AM

Red Sox prospect Michael Chavis went 2-for-4 on Wednesday for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League.

Somewhat quietly, Chavis had a monster 2017 season, hitting 31 homers with a .963 OPS at the High-A and Double-A level. The 2014 first-round pick has obvious raw power, and he made more consistent hard contact to all parts of the field this summer. He probably will struggle with strikeouts going forward, but the ability to hit for power and play a competent third base makes him fantasy relevant.
Oct 11 - 7:15 PM

Dustin Pedroia is scheduled to see two specialists this week about his knee.

Pedroia struggled through a knee issue for much of the second half and it sounds like offseason surgery is at least being considered. Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday morning that the team wants to make sure the knee is "as good as it can be going forward." Pedroia, 34, is under contract with Boston through 2021 with a $16 million salary coming in 2018.
Oct 11 - 11:25 AM

John Farrell has been fired as the manager of the Red Sox.

Farrell led the Red Sox to their eighth World Series championship in 2013 and back-to-back American League East titles in 2016 and 2017, but he's been shown the door following a second straight ALDS ouster. Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski noted in a press release that the search for a new skipper will begin immediately. Farrell spent five years at the helm in Boston, compiling a 432-378 record. He should be in the running for a number of managerial openings around Major League Baseball this winter, assuming the 55-year-old cancer survivor wants to jump right back in with a different team.
Oct 11 - 9:29 AM

Mitch Moreland said following Monday's ALDS Game 4 loss that trying to manage a broken toe most likely led to a knee injury.

Moreland injured his toe back in June, but this is the first we've heard of his knee injury. "It kind of fed into my knee a little bit, so I have to get that checked on and we'll go from there," said Moreland. "I was able to fight through it. I made it, and now we have the offseason to take care of it." Moreland will get the knee checked out on Tuesday, after which he'll have a better idea about whether he'll need some sort of procedure. The impending free agent batted .246/.326/.443 with 22 home runs and 79 RBI over 149 games this season. He turned 32 in September.
Source: WEEI.com
Oct 10 - 9:21 AM

Eduardo Nunez does not need surgery on his right knee.

Nunez battled a knee issue down the stretch of the regular season and re-injured it in Game 1 of the ALDS, but it appears he'll be OK after rest and rehab. He'll be a free agent this winter.
Oct 9 - 6:17 PM

Dustin Pedroia will meet with doctors on Tuesday to determine whether he needs left knee surgery.

Pedroia has battled a knee issue since June, as he's been playing hurt for a while now. It's unclear what time of operation he might need, but if he does have surgery Pedroia said it would be a lengthy recovery. We'll know more about his status on Tuesday.
Oct 9 - 6:15 PM


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