Player News - Red Sox

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Sean O'Sullivan was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday for Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Red Sox told their Triple-A affiliate to "stay away" from O'Sullivan on Thursday. The Red Sox need someone to start on Sunday after demoting Eduardo Rodriguez earlier this week. O'Sullivan will likely be considered for Sunday's start, though Aaron Wilkerson is also a possibility. Aside from Steven Wright, Boston's starting rotation has been a mess this year.
Jun 30 - 5:40 PM

Joe Kelly (groin) will throw a bullpen session Friday.

It's his first time throwing off a mound since going down with a groin injury three weeks ago. Kelly will rejoin Triple-A Pawtucket's rotation when he's ready.
Jun 30 - 4:00 PM

The Red Sox could call up pitching prospect Aaron Wilkerson to make his major league debut on Sunday against the Angels.

They need a starter to replace Eduardo Rodriguez and the most obvious candidate, Roenis Elias, isn't an option since he pitched Wednesday. Henry Owens is unlikely given his control issues (6.2 BB/9 at Triple-A Pawtucket). That brings us to Wilkerson, a 27-year-old who was pitching in independent ball in 2014. Wilkerson has been superb between Double- and Triple-A this season, posting a 2.00 ERA and 97/24 K/BB ratio over 85 1/3 innings. It's unlikely that he'll produce much fantasy value.
Jun 30 - 9:12 AM

Hanley Ramirez (side) hopes to play on Friday.

Ramirez tweaked his side when he took a massive hack with the bases loaded in the sixth inning of Wednesday's showdown with the Rays. As the slugger explained it, "Side got really tight. I talked to John [Farrell] and we’re just trying to prevent something big. He told me that we’re not going to put your season on the line. Take care of that and be ready to go Friday." His readiness for game action should become more clear following the Red Sox off day on Thursday.
Jun 29 - 10:01 PM

Hanley Ramirez is considered day-to-day with an injury to his right side.

Ramirez tweaked something on a swing in the sixth inning on Wednesday against the Rays and was eventually pulled from the game. Hopefully it's not an oblique injury, but at least the Red Sox have an off day on Thursday. We should know more on Friday.
Jun 29 - 3:20 PM

David Price struck out 10 batters, but took the loss after allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Rays.

Price surrendered a solo homer to Brandon Guyer in the second inning before giving up a three-spot in the third. The southpaw appeared to have righted the ship recently, but he has given up 10 runs in his last two starts while seeing his ERA increase from 4.24 to 4.74 in the process. On the bright side, Price leads the American League with 120 strikeouts. He’ll get the Rangers next.
Jun 29 - 3:12 PM

Hanley Ramirez exited Wednesday's game against the Rays in the eighth inning with an apparent injury.

Ramirez appeared to tweak his back on a swing in the sixth inning. He stayed in the game initially, but was replaced on defense in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Red Sox should provide an update after the game.
Jun 29 - 2:47 PM

Red Sox OF prospect Andrew Benintendi matched a career-high with four hits Tuesday in Double-A Portland's loss to Trenton.

He contributed a pair of doubles and two singles. The 21-year-old has found his stroke this month by hitting .316 with three homers and 16 RBI. He's been especially productive over his last five games with 10 hits in that span. Left field has been a revolving door for the Red Sox this season and there's a chance we could see Benintendi in Boston before the year is over.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 29 - 1:47 PM

Chris Young (hamstring) underwent an MRI on Monday which revealed "a little bit more injury" than the initial evaluation.

Red Sox manager John Farrell announced the news on Wednesday. Bryce Brentz is holding down left field right now and Brock Holt (concussion) appears on track to return Friday, but the Red Sox figure to look to the trade market for another outfielder.
Jun 29 - 10:40 AM

Xander Bogaerts is back in Wednesday's lineup against the Rays.

Bogaerts was given the day off Tuesday, but he's right back in there for Wednesday's game. The 23-year-old shortstop is batting .343/.395/.494 with nine homers, 50 RBI, and 10 steals over 75 games this season.
Jun 29 - 9:38 AM

Travis Shaw went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Rays.

Shaw hit a solo home run in the second inning, his eighth homer of the season, added a two-run double in the seventh and a two-RBI single in the ninth to extend the Sox' lead. The home run was the first in a month for Shaw, who has fallen hard off his early-season pace. His numbers have been buoyed by that great start, as Shaw is still batting .273/.338/.455 with 44 RBI and 39 runs scored overall.
Jun 28 - 10:42 PM

Jackie Bradley Jr. went 2-for-5 with an RBI double, a stolen base and two runs scored Tuesday against the Rays.

Bradley now has seven steals to go with his 13 home runs this year. He's no longer on his otherworldly pace as he was during his hitting streak, but Bradley is batting .298 with 50 RBI and 43 runs scored. His .565 slugging percentage is still fifth-best in the AL, and his .950 OPS is good for sixth in the league.
Jun 28 - 10:36 PM

Hanley Ramirez reached base five times Tuesday, collecting an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Rays.

Ramirez had a couple of singles, including an RBI single in the seventh inning, to go along with three walks on the evening. He's now hit safely in seven straight games, scoring seven runs and driving in six in that stretch. The modest hitting streak has Ramirez' line up to .276/.348/.413 with 45 RBI and 42 runs scored.
Jun 28 - 10:29 PM

Rick Porcello limited the Rays to one run over six innings, striking out eight, in a win Tuesday.

Porcello scattered five hits and three walks, with one of those walks plating a run in the fourth inning. The win improved Porcello to 9-2 with a 3.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 89/21 K/BB ratio over 100 innings of work. He still hasn't lost a decision since May 17, and his eight strikeouts were the most since April 20. He'll try to keep it going Monday against the Rangers.
Jun 28 - 10:23 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said during a radio appearance on WEEI that Xander Bogaerts will get the day off off Tuesday versus the Rays.

Farrell has talked about giving Bogaerts a day off, so he's going to get it out of the way. Marco Hernandez is expected to start at shortstop.
Jun 28 - 2:47 PM


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