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Eduardo Rodriguez surrendered three earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Tigers.

Rodriguez walked three and gave up nine hits, so the damage could have been even worse. The left-hander has been pretty good overall since returning from Triple-A Pawtucket after the All-Star break and he'll have a slightly friendlier matchup next week in Seattle.
Jul 27 - 4:42 PM

Brad Ziegler allowed a go-ahead homer in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday as the Red Sox fell to the Tigers.

Ziegler entered a 3-3 game and retired the first two batters he faced -- Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias -- but Cabrera launched a two-out solo bomb to right-center to put the Tigers on top. Ziegler is still the best bet for save opportunities in Boston until Craig Kimbrel (knee) returns from the disabled list.
Jul 27 - 4:38 PM

Red Sox SS prospect Jose Sermo blasted three homers Tuesday in a win for High-A Salem.

He drove in four runs as the Red Sox edged Potomac 10-7. It was the first three-homer game by a Salem hitter since 2006. Sermo had homered only twice in 81 at-bats this season prior to Tuesday's explosion. The 25-year-old entered Tuesday's game in a 3-for-30 rut that saw his average dip from .271 to .200. Sermo spent all of last season in independent ball with the Gary SouthShore RailCats and the Frontier Greys.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 27 - 2:55 PM

Hanley Ramirez is not in the Red Sox starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Tigers.

Travis Shaw will start at first base and Aaron Hill will start at third base. This is just a day of rest for Hanley, who's batting .306/.411/.645 so far in July.
Jul 27 - 10:22 AM

Steven Wright gave up eight runs in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Tigers.

Wright has admitted to some issues with the heat, as sweaty hands make it difficult for him to get a proper grip on his knuckler. That was probably an issue tonight, with a game-time temperature of 92 degrees at Fenway. Wright tossed a gem last time out against the Twins, but he has a 6.37 ERA in five starts this month.
Jul 26 - 11:19 PM

David Ortiz's 25th homer was a three-run shot off Mike Pelfrey on Tuesday.

Ortiz is the ninth player (eighth different) to hit 25 homers at age 40 or above. Barring something shocking, he'll be the second to get to 30, and he has a good shot of overtaking Darrell Evans' record of 34 from the rabbit ball season of 1987.
Jul 26 - 11:14 PM

Ryan Hanigan was scratched from the Red Sox lineup Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms.

Sandy Leon will start behind the plate against the Tigers. Hanigan is considered day-to-day.
Jul 26 - 6:09 PM

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Monday that there's no clear timetable for Koji Uehara's return from his strained right pectoral muscle.

"The injury is unusual. There’s not a lot of track record on this one," said Dombrowski. "So I do not have any idea. I know he’ll be out 15 days, but I can’t tell you if it’s going to be soon after that or long after that." Uehara suffered the injury last Tuesday and received a platelet-rich plasma on Friday to help with the healing process. The Red Sox are hopeful he'll be able to return this season, but his status is up in the air right now. The recently-acquired Brad Ziegler is filling in at closer right now, but Craig Kimbrel (knee) is expected to return next week.
Jul 26 - 9:22 AM

Drew Pomeranz pitched well but took a loss Monday, holding the Tigers to two runs over six frames while striking out seven.

Pomeranz was in the midst of a gem before Jose Iglesias took him over the Green Monster with a two-run shot in the sixth inning. He gave up just four hits and walk two on the night to go along with his seven punchouts. It was obviously a major step forward after Pomeranz was knocked around in his first outing for Boston. He'll get the Angels over the weekend.
Jul 25 - 11:46 PM

Sandy Leon went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Monday's loss to the Tigers.

Leon's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth pulled the Red Sox to within two runs, but the Tigers then escaped the jam. He will undoubtedly go into a tailspin at the plate at some point, but Leon has somehow managed a .400/.442/.650 batting line through 80 at-bats.
Jul 25 - 11:21 PM

Craig Kimbrel (knee) could begin a minor league rehab assignment as soon as Saturday.

Kimbrel, who is coming back from left knee surgery, threw around 20 pitches off the mound on Monday and is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Wednesday. If all goes well, he could rejoin the Red Sox as soon as next Monday in Seattle. Brad Ziegler will continue to fill in at closer for now.
Jul 25 - 4:39 PM

Mookie Betts (knee) has returned to the Red Sox lineup Monday versus the Tigers.

Betts sat out Saturday and Sunday after leaving Friday's game with minor soreness in his right knee. He is starting in right field and batting leadoff Monday night against Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander.
Jul 25 - 3:37 PM

Craig Kimbrel (knee) threw around 20 pitches off the mound at Fenway Park on Monday.

The workout was observed by Red Sox manager John Farrell, two coaches, two trainers, and two physical therapists. It ended with a round of fist-bumps, which is usually a positive sign. Kimbrel will throw off a mound again Wednesday and could then be cleared to face live hitters. He is on track to return to the Boston bullpen early next week in Seattle. Brad Ziegler is currently filling in at closer.
Jul 25 - 3:02 PM

Craig Kimbrel (knee) played catch without any issues on Sunday and is expected to throw a bullpen session on Monday.

If that goes well, he'll repeat the process on Wednesday. Assuming all goes well with both bullpens, Kimbrel will progress to either a minor league rehab assignment or a simulated game. He's on track to return to the Red Sox bullpen in early August.
Source: Boston Globe
Jul 24 - 10:12 PM

Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 8-7 win over the Twins.

Ramirez clocked his three-run shot off Twins starter Tommy Milone in the third inning. He has been on an absolute molten hot streak of late and has five homers and 12 RBI over his last five games. The recent power binge has boosted his overall batting line to .282/.362/.459. He can pair that with 13 homers and 60 RBI over 340 at-bats. Ramirez has always possessed a tantalizing power bat, but he has reached the 20-homer mark just once in the last six seasons.
Jul 24 - 7:19 PM


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