Player News - Red Sox

Date: Team: Pos:

Mookie Betts was scratched Saturday because of an illness.

Betts was originally in the lineup as a DH, but shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin has replaced him in the leadoff spot, with Eduardo Nunez DHing and J.D. Martinez shifting to right.
Jun 23 - 4:18 PM

Red Sox recalled INF Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket.

With Xander Bogaerts sidelined on Saturday with a finger injury, Lin will provide extra infield depth. He has hit just .188 (6-for-32) in 14 games for the Red Sox this season.
Jun 23 - 1:39 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Robby Scott to Triple-A Pawtucket.

It was a short stay with the big league club for the left-hander, who will head back to Triple-A to function as additional bullpen depth. He should get another opportunity with the big league club later this summer.
Jun 23 - 1:38 PM

Adam Katz, the agent for Hanley Ramirez, said Friday that his client has no knowledge of any of the allegations made against him and he's not aware of any investigation.

Michelle McPhee of ABC News had reported that a man was stopped by police carrying a large amount of drugs, specifically fentanyl and crack cocaine, and he claimed that one of the items his car during the stop belonged to Hanley Ramirez. The Red Sox maintain that their decision to designate Ramirez for assignment in late May was purely for baseball reasons, and given that this arrest happened in early June, that seems to still jive.
Jun 23 - 9:19 AM

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said after Friday's game that he expects Xander Bogaerts (finger) to return to the lineup on Sunday.

It sounds as though the club will give him Saturday off as a precautionary measure after suffering a sprained right index finger while sliding into second base during Friday's game against the Mariners. For the moment, it sounds as though he was able to avoid significant injury and shouldn't require a trip to the disabled list.
Source: MLB.com
Jun 23 - 2:26 AM

J.D. Martinez knocked in five runs while going 4-for-5 with a homer and three runs scored in Friday’s wild 14-10 win over the Mariners.

Martinez got the Red Sox on the board with an RBI double in the bottom of the first inning before slugging a two-run shot in the fourth. He knocked in two more runs with a single in the seventh. He’s now at 60 RBI, three more than anyone else (Eugenio Suarez with the Reds) and he’s tied with Mike Trout for the MLB-lead with 23 homers. Oh, and he’s also batting .324/.393/.644 on the year. He’s been just about everything the Red Sox could have hoped for and then some.
Jun 22 - 11:48 PM

Rafael Devers finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored Friday against the Mariners.

Devers drove in a run on a ground out during a five-run bottom of the first inning. He followed that up with and RBI single in the fifth. The 21-year-old has scuffled during his first full season in the majors, batting .239/.287/.421 with 12 homers and 39 RBI in 74 games. On the bright side, he’s knocked in 11 RBI over his last 16 games.
Jun 22 - 11:46 PM

Mitch Moreland went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and three runs scored against the Mariners on Friday.

Everyone in Boston’s starting lineup had at least one hit and Mookie Betts and Blake Swihart were the only ones who didn’t drive in a run. Moreland started the year red-hot and has continued to post respectable numbers since the Red Sox cut ties with Hanley Ramirez. Given the lineup and situation, he’s a decent corner infield option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Jun 22 - 11:46 PM

Xander Bogaerts was removed from Friday's game against the Mariners with a sprained left index finger.

He sustained the injury while sliding head first into second base. The severity of the injury remains unclear at the moment, but the Red Sox should provide an update on his status after the conclusion of Friday's game.
Jun 22 - 10:45 PM

Michelle McPhee of ABC News reports that Hanley Ramirez is "being eyed in connection with an ongoing federal and state investigation."

There are no other details available at this time, but the report helps to explain why Hanley has remained a free agent nearly four weeks after getting cut loose by the Red Sox. The 34-year-old former All-Star was batting .254/.313/.395 through 44 games this season with Boston. He's still owed around $14 million in the final year of a four-year, $88 million deal.
Jun 22 - 5:58 PM

Drew Pomeranz (biceps, neck) threw off a mound Friday.

It's a big step in right direction for the 29-year-old left-hander, but he's probably still a ways away from being considered an option for the Red Sox starting rotation. Pomeranz had a 6.81 ERA and 1.84 WHIP over his first 37 innings (eight starts) this season with Boston. Steven Wright has jumped into his rotation spot.
Jun 22 - 4:17 PM

Rick Porcello pitched one-hit ball over seven scoreless innings in defeating the Twins on Thursday.

It's the best outing for Porcello since he opened up by allowing four runs total in his first four starts. He's now 9-3 with a 3.44 ERA. Next up for him is a start against an Angels team that he shut out for six innings back in April.
Jun 21 - 4:35 PM

Mookie Betts went 3-for-6 and delivered his 19th homer Thursday against the Twins.

Betts has five hits the last two days after totaling five in his first seven games back from the disabled list, so it seems safe to say he's regained his stroke. He has had multiple hits in 24 of his 57 games this year.
Jun 21 - 4:29 PM

Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-6 with a two-run homer versus the Twins on Thursday.

Benintendi is doing it all for fantasy owners of late; he's batting .330 with eight homers, 19 RBI, 21 runs scored and four steals in his last 25 games.
Jun 21 - 4:26 PM

Mookie Betts singled twice in four chances as his team lost to the Twins on Wednesday.

His two hits represented half of Boston's total for the game against Lance Lynn and crew. Betts has been unstoppable at the plate this year, rocking a .340/.424/.688 slash line with 18 home runs, 38 RBI and 55 runs scored despite missing two weeks with an abdominal strain earlier this month. He also has 14 stolen bases. He has almost as many walks (29) as strikeouts (32).
Jun 21 - 12:12 AM


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