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Eduardo Rodriguez will start next Wednesday against the Twins.

Rodriguez was electric in his major league debut Thursday, spinning 7 2/3 shutout innings against the Rangers with seven strikeouts, two walks and just three hits allowed. The Red Sox will go with six starters for at least one more turn through the rotation, but Rodriguez isn't going anywhere as long as he keeps pitching well.
May 29 - 6:00 PM

David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

It's his second straight day of rest, as the club is giving the struggling slugger some time off to work on his swing. Hanley Ramirez is the designated hitter Friday, with Brock Holt handling left field.
May 29 - 4:12 PM

John Farrell said after Thursday's masterpiece in his major league debut that he certainly expects Eduardo Rodriguez to remain in the Red Sox rotation.

If that's the case, he's a very interesting addition in all mixed leagues. The 22-year-old had been dominant over eight starts at Triple-A Pawtucket and carried that over to his big league debut on Thursday where he fired 7 2/3 shutout innings against the Rangers.
May 28 - 11:30 PM

In his major league debut, Eduardo Rodriguez hurled 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the Rangers for a victory Thursday.

It seemed like Rodriguez would be done after seven, especially after an eighth inning that included two Rangers pitching changes and three Red Sox runs. However, he did come back out and strike out the next two batters he faced before giving up a walk and a single to get removed. It was just the third hit off him off the night. Rodriguez wasn't guaranteed anything more than the spot start going in, but he needs to be in the Red Sox rotation after this. He's worth picking up in mixed leagues.
May 28 - 11:18 PM

Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer of May against the Rangers on Thursday.

Ramirez hit 10 homers in April, but this was his first since he hurt his shoulder earlier this month. He also doubled and walked in the game. It all seems like a very good sign for him getting back to being the game's top fantasy shortstop.
May 28 - 11:16 PM

Xander Bogaerts has been diagnosed with a bruised left forearm after being hit by a pitch in Thursday's game.

Red Sox fans and fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief that there's no serious damage. The young shortstop should return to the lineup in a day or two.
May 28 - 9:41 PM

Xander Bogaerts was removed from Thursday's game against the Rangers after being hit by a pitch in his left wrist.

He remained in the game for a few innings after he was drilled, but was pinch-hit for his next time through the order. He'll presumably head for precautionary X-rays and the Red Sox should have an update on his status after the game.
May 28 - 9:28 PM

Justin Masterson (shoulder) is scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday.

He'll work three innings in the ballgame. The veteran right-hander has been working with new pitching coach Carl Willis while rehabbing in recent weeks, so it will be interesting to see how he performs once he's able to rejoin the Red Sox rotation.
May 28 - 6:15 PM

Red Sox designated INF Jeff Bianchi for assignment.

With Eduardo Rodriguez, Robbie Ross, and Carlos Peguero all joining the team on Thursday, Bianchi gets the boot. The 28-year-old was just called up from Triple-A on Sunday and didn't get a plate appearance. There's a decent chance he'll pass through waivers unclaimed.
May 28 - 5:59 PM

Rusney Castillo (shoulder) is back in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers.

Castillo was held out of Wednesday's lineup due to a sore shoulder, but it's not a major concern. He's hitting ninth Thursday against right-hander Nick Martinez.
May 28 - 5:38 PM

Red Sox placed OF Daniel Nava on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 26, with a sprained left thumb.

It was obvious that something would have to give with Carlos Peguero joining the team, so putting Nava on the disabled list enables the Red Sox to keep him in the organization rather than expose him to waivers. The 32-year-old is batting just .159/.250/.190 through 27 games this season and the thumb injury has apparently been bothering him for a while.
May 28 - 4:53 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Robbie Ross from Triple-A Pawtucket.

He'll replace the injured Daniel Nava (thumb) on the active roster. Ross has already had a couple of stints with the big club this season, posting a 5.14 ERA with nine strikeouts and six walks over 14 innings of work.
May 28 - 4:48 PM

David Ortiz is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rangers.

It's not unexpected, as Red Sox manager John Farrell said on WEEI on Thursday that Ortiz will be held out of the lineup for a couple of days to work on his swing. The veteran slugger has just one hit in his last 20 at-bats and is batting just .216/.303/.377 with six home runs and 18 RBI on the year. Hanley Ramirez will serve as the designated hitter Thursday while Brock Holt will play left field.
May 28 - 4:46 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Eduardo Rodriguez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Rodriguez will be making his major league debut when he starts Thursday against the Rangers. It's just being called a spot start, designed to give Boston's other starters an extra day of rest, but Joe Kelly's rotation spot is obviously vulnerable right now. Rodriguez, 22, had a 2.98 ERA and 44/7 K/BB ratio over his first 48 1/3 innings this season in Triple-A.
May 28 - 4:10 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Heath Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The move clears a spot for Thursday's starter, Eduardo Rodriguez, on the active roster. Hembree has appeared in two games with the Red Sox this season.
May 28 - 4:06 PM


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