Player News - Red Sox

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Mookie Betts went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI, and two walks Sunday as the Red Sox defeated the Orioles 6-2.

Betts opened the game's scoring with a three-run homer in the top of the first inning before adding a single in the top of the seventh. The star outfielder boasts a .313/.389/.469 slash line with two home runs, 11 RBI, three stolen bases, and eight runs scored in 16 games this season for Boston.
Apr 23 - 5:25 PM

Craig Kimbrel earned his seventh save of the season Sunday as the Red Sox beat the Orioles.

Kimbrel was called into the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth after Joe Kelly gave up a run on three hits and promptly induced a pop-out from Manny Machado to end it. Kimbrel has a stellar 1.93 ERA, 0.64 WHIP, and 17/2 K/BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings this season. He is 7-for-8 in save opportunities.
Apr 23 - 5:22 PM

Andrew Benintendi went 5-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored Sunday as the Red Sox beat the Orioles.

Benintendi became the youngest Red Sox player to register five hits in a game since Tony Conigliaro back in April 1967. The 22-year-old outfielder is batting .347/.415/.444 with one home run, 11 RBI, two stolen bases, and 10 runs scored through 18 games this season. He has 56 hits in 52 career major league games.
Apr 23 - 5:19 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez worked six scoreless innings Sunday as the Red Sox defeated the Orioles.

Rodriguez issued five walks but gave up only one hit and struck out seven, earning his first win of the 2017 season. The 24-year-old left-hander boasts an impressive 3.12 ERA with 22 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings so far for Boston, but he's yielded 12 walks. He'll need better control in his next start against the defending World Series-champion Cubs.
Apr 23 - 5:17 PM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) remained limited to long tossing.

Thornburg hasn't thrown off a mound in a month as he works his way back from a right shoulder impingement. Obviously, he's not going to be rejoining the Red Sox' bullpen anytime soon.
Apr 23 - 12:25 PM

David Price (elbow) will throw a 45-50 pitch bullpen session on Monday.

It will come after he had a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday where he threw his curveball. Assuming Monday's session goes well, the Red Sox will then map out a rehab assignment plan for Price. That doesn't necessarily mean the next time he throws will be in game action, but at least we should have a clearer picture on a potential timetable.
Apr 23 - 11:25 AM

Hanley Ramirez is still feeling soreness in his right shoulder and has been having regular "maintenance" with his left shoulder, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell.

In other words, don't expect to see Ramirez getting any starts at first base anytime soon. The Red Sox and Ramirez have said that his shoulders aren't an issue for him at the plate, although we should note that he's batting just .211/.274/.263 with zero home runs so far.
Apr 23 - 11:22 AM

Dustin Pedroia will undergo an MRI on his left knee and ankle on Monday in Boston.

The swelling and soreness in Pedroia's knee and ankle hasn't gone down as expected, so the Red Sox have decided to send him for additional testing. Pedroia was injured on Friday when he was spiked by the Orioles' Manny Machado on a play at second base.
Apr 23 - 11:19 AM

Dustin Pedroia (knee) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

He's sitting out a second straight game after getting spiked in the leg on Friday on a play at second base. The Red Sox are off Monday and are likely shooting for Pedroia to return Tuesday. Marco Hernandez is handling second base again Sunday, while Xander Bogaerts is again in the leadoff spot. Boston also has Christian Vazquez at catcher.

Jackie Bradley launched his first home run of 2017 Saturday in the Red Sox's loss to the Orioles.

He got all of it too. Bradley sent Jayson Aquino's third-inning offering way over the right field wall onto Eutaw Street. Bradley also reached base with a walk and a single. Saturday was only Bradley's second game back after missing almost two weeks with a hyperextended knee.
Apr 22 - 10:49 PM

Steven Wright hit the skids on Saturday, allowing nine hits and four runs over 3 2/3 innings in the Red Sox's loss to the Orioles.

He didn't walk a batter and also didn't strike any out. Amazingly, this was actually an improvement from Wright's previous outing against the Orioles when he gave up eight runs in only 1 1/3 innings on April 12. The knuckleballer has yielded seven home runs on the year including six versus Baltimore. It won't get any easier for Wright Friday when he faces the Cubs at Fenway.
Apr 22 - 10:44 PM

Xander Bogaerts (thumb) is back in the Red Sox lineup Saturday against the Orioles.

He jammed his thumb sliding into second Thursday against Toronto. Bogaerts didn't start Friday's series opener but appeared as a defensive replacement later in the game. He'll bat leadoff with Dustin Pedroia (leg) getting the day off on Saturday. Bogaerts holds a .333 average this year, but only one of his 16 hits has gone for extra bases.
Apr 22 - 4:09 PM

Andrew Benintendi is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Orioles.

This is just a routine day of rest for Benintendi who had started every game to this point in the season. Chris Young is starting in his place against left-hander Jayson Aquino.
Apr 22 - 3:21 PM

Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

Pedroia left Friday's game against the Orioles after he was spiked by Manny Machado in a controversial play at second base. It doesn't sound as through he's going to require a trip to the disabled list, but he'll sit out on Saturday as a precaution.
Apr 22 - 3:16 PM

Pablo Sandoval had a rough night in Friday's loss to the Orioles, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout and making his fourth error of the season defensively at third base.

As a team, the Red Sox were held to just six hits on Friday and were unable to score against Dylan Bundy and company. Sandoval is now hitting just .214/.262/.393 with three homers and 10 RBI on the year.
Apr 21 - 10:35 PM


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