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Rusney Castillo went 2-for-4 and hit his second homer Thursday as the Red Sox topped the White Sox 8-2.

Castillo wasn't doing much in Triple-A, but he's gone 5-for-12 in four games against the White Sox since being recalled Monday. He'll be an everyday guy until Mookie Betts returns and probably beyond, if he keeps hitting.
Jul 30 - 11:22 PM

Knuckleballer Steven Wright yielded two runs in seven innings and struck out eight in a win the White Sox on Thursday.

Wright should have a chance to sink or swim as a starter these next couple of months. There's little reason to be excited about him, but it'd be a nice lift for the Red Sox if he shows he can be a cheap fourth starter going forward.
Jul 30 - 11:21 PM

Despite facing Chris Sale, David Ortiz went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a walk Thursday against the White Sox.

All three hits came off Sale. Ortiz has had more success lately, but even so, he entered the game with a .162/.182/.276 line against left-handers this season. His overall average is up to .247, which is the highest it's been since early May.
Jul 30 - 11:14 PM

Pablo Sandoval is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a left forearm contusion.

Sandoval was forced to leave Thursday's contest against the White Sox after being hit by a pitch. It appears as though he didn't sustain any structural damage though and should be ready to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.
Jul 30 - 9:53 PM

Pablo Sandoval was removed from Thursday's game against the White Sox after being hit in the wrist/forearm area by a Chris Sale pitch.

Sandoval actually struck out swinging at the pitch, literally adding insult to injury. He'll presumably head for X-rays to rule out any fractures. The Red Sox should have an update on his status shortly.
Jul 30 - 9:17 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Tommy Layne to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The move opens a spot for new reliever Jean Machi, who is officially joining the Red Sox on Thursday night. Layne has a 3.51 ERA in 33 1/3 innings of relief this season. He'll probably get another shot soon.
Jul 30 - 3:52 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Jonathan Aro from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Aro allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings of relief earlier this season with Boston. The 24-year-old righty is probably going to be pitching in low-leverage situations.
Jul 30 - 3:41 PM

Red Sox designated OF Daniel Nava for assignment.

Nava was batting just .152/.260/.182 in 78 plate appearances this season for the Red Sox, but he's had some past success at the major league level and will likely draw interest on waivers. Boston needed to clear a roster spot for new reliever Jean Machi.
Jul 30 - 3:39 PM

Red Sox sent C Sandy Leon outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Leon was designated for assignment by the Red Sox exactly 10 days ago and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 26-year-old will continue acting as organizational depth at catcher for Boston.
Jul 30 - 2:13 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged Wednesday that Pablo Sandoval's weight is an issue.

It's the first time Farrell has addressed this topic since spring training, when he was in full support of Boston's new acquisition. The burly third baseman got thrown out at home on a ball he should have scored on Wednesday night against the White Sox and had to be lifted from the game two innings later due to dehydration. "There are ongoing efforts to support that, to try to get him in the best shape possible," said Farrell. "That's something Pablo has dealt with his entire career. It continues to be addressed."
Source: ESPN Boston
Jul 30 - 8:37 AM

Rick Porcello was pounded for six runs -- five earned -- and 10 hits in two-plus innings by the White Sox on Wednesday.

Just when it looked like Porcello might have gotten it together (5 ER in 18 IP last three starts), he finds himself right back at square one tonight. He's lost nine of his last 10 decisions, and his ERA is back up to 5.81 now. This is just completely and totally a lost year for him.
Jul 29 - 11:59 PM

Mike Napoli had a homer, an RBI double and a walk Wednesday against the White Sox.

Napoli has very quietly gong 12-for-36 with two homers and five doubles in 11 games since the All-Star break. The Red Sox still aren't going to get much of anything for him if they trade him now, but he might look more attractive if he keeps this up for a couple of more weeks. In the meantime, those desperate for power in mixed leagues might want to give him a look.
Jul 29 - 11:48 PM

Brock Holt (knee) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

Holt missed the last two games with a hyperextended left knee. He's at second base and batting leadoff.
Jul 29 - 3:59 PM

Red Sox recalled INF Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Acquired earlier this week for Shane Victorino, Rutledge will provide infield depth with Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) and Brock Holt (knee) banged up. He's hit .274/.323/.403 at Triple-A this season.
Jul 29 - 3:51 PM

Red Sox designated INF Jemile Weeks for assignment.

Weeks was only up for a few days. He's being replaced on the roster by Josh Rutledge.
Jul 29 - 3:50 PM


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