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David Ortiz is day-to-day with spasms in his upper middle back.

Ortiz left Thursday's game against the Blue Jays in the ninth inning after tweaking his back on a swing. However, it doesn't sound like a major concern.
Source: WEEI.com
Jul 24 - 3:58 PM

Rubby De La Rosa gave up seven runs -- six earned -- in four-plus innings Thursday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

The first-inning run scored on a passed ball and the two-run second probably never would have gotten started had Jackie Bradley Jr. been able to hold on to Juan Francisco's inning-opening triple. Still, it wasn't likely to be a very good outing for De La Rosa regardless. It's the first time in eight starts this season that he's allowed more than four runs, and his ERA jumped from 2.64 to 3.54.
Jul 24 - 3:56 PM

David Ortiz left Thursday's game against the Blue Jays with an apparent back injury.

Ortiz took a hard check-swing in the ninth inning and immediately grabbed his lower back. The Red Sox should provide a status update shortly on the veteran DH.
Jul 24 - 3:34 PM

Red Sox prospect second baseman Wendell Rijo went 2-for-5 with a double and a triple for Low-A Greenville on Wednesday, raising his season line to .267/.351/.434.

Rijo struggled in May and June, hitting .242/.308/.358 despite a .331 BABIP, but has rebounded in July, hitting .291/.355/.618 with a .325 BABIP. Rijo will turn 19 in early September, and is likely to spend the rest of the season with Greenville before going to High-A Salem in 2015.
Jul 24 - 2:48 PM

Red Sox principal owner John Henry told the Boston Herald that extension talks with impending free agent Jon Lester have been tabled until after the 2014 season.

Lester doesn't want to be distracted any longer by in-season contract negotiations and probably wants a taste of the open market -- where there could be crazy money flying around this winter. The 30-year-old left-hander is putting together the best season of his career at the perfect time, boasting a 2.50 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 142/31 K/BB ratio in 137 innings. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier this month that the Red Sox were prepared to offer him "$100 million for five years, or thereabouts."
Jul 24 - 9:56 AM

Dustin Pedroia is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Blue Jays.

It's a routine day of rest for the 30-year-old second baseman, who has registered a disappointing .269/.337/.363 batting line with four home runs and two stolen bases in 99 games this season. Brock Holt is at second.
Jul 24 - 9:14 AM

Clay Buchholz surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

This was a definite step backward for Buchholz, who seemed to be making progress prior to the All-Star break. He walked four and hit two batters tonight, while striking out just one. It was actually quite an accomplishment that he managed to get through six innings. Buchholz will face the Jays again next time out, making him a tough play in any format.
Jul 24 - 12:37 AM

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer Wednesday off R.A. Dickey in the loss to the Jays.

That's four homers in three days for Ortiz. He's now tied for fourth in the AL with 24 homers and tied for fifth with 72 RBI.
Jul 24 - 12:31 AM

David Ross has been dealing with a right foot ailment for most of the season that the Red Sox believe is plantar fasciitis.

Ross was noticeably hobbled while running the bases Tuesday, but the catcher doesn't think the injury will sideline him. "It’s not going to keep me from playing, I don’t think," Ross said. "It’s one of those things that’s going to affect my running a little bit, which is definitely not something manager John (Farrell) is worrying about, my speed to help the team."
Jul 23 - 9:23 AM

Jake Peavy was hit hard by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, allowing five runs over six innings in a loss, which brought his record to a disappointing 1-9.

Peavy had been throwing the ball better over his last three starts, but the buck stopped with the Blue Jays, who belted two home runs and two doubles, accounting for half of the eight hits surrendered by the right-hander. Peavy also walked three and struck out seven. He now has a 4.72 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a 100/46 K/BB ratio. He'll try to bounce back against the surging Rays on the road on Sunday.
Jul 22 - 10:30 PM

David Ortiz hit another home run, finishing 2-for-5 overall in a loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Ortiz blasted a pair of home runs in Monday's rout of the Jays, but the rest of the lineup wasn't able to support pitcher Jake Peavy. Ortiz went yard in the eighth inning, a solo shot off of Dustin McGowan. The veteran DH continues to be productive, now with 23 home runs, 69 RBI, and a .253/.349/.500 slash line.
Jul 22 - 10:28 PM

Shane Victorino singled three times in four at-bats, scoring once, but the Red Sox suffered a defeat to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Victorino has been swinging a hot bat in three games since returning from the disabled list, hitting safely in each contest. He now has six hits in 11 plate appearances, though only one of those six hits has gone for extra bases (a double). It's been an injury-plagued year for Victorino, and he's only slashing .275/.303/.382 with one home run, 10 RBI, and two stolen bases in 110 plate appearances.
Jul 22 - 10:25 PM

Shane Victorino is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

Victorino took a seat Monday, but he's back in right field on Tuesday. Brock Holt will make the start in center field while Jackie Bradley, Jr. will be on the bench.
Jul 22 - 3:02 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Jake Peavy "is still on the Cardinals' back burner."

Multiple outlets reported earlier this month the Cards' interest in Peavy and it even looked at one point like a deal might get done quickly. At this point, though, it appears he might be a backup plan for St. Louis. Peavy has just a 4.59 ERA this season but has made three straight quality starts.
Jul 21 - 10:54 PM

David Ortiz slammed a pair of two-run homers off Brad Mills in the Red Sox's 14-1 drubbing of the Blue Jays on Monday.

The Red Sox opened the game dead last in the AL in runs, but at least temporarily moved up to 10th in the rout. It was Ortiz's third two-homer game of the year, the other two coming back-to-back against the Twins on May 13-14. He's struggled to hit for average lately, but he has 11 extra-base hits, 16 RBI and a 3/9 K/BB ratio in 15 games this month.
Jul 21 - 10:09 PM


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