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Brandon Workman watched his record drop to 1-10 with a loss on Thursday after allowing three runs (two earned) in five innings against the Pirates.

Workman allowed plenty of base runners, as the Pirates racked up seven hits and three walks in the right-hander's five innings. One of the hits was a solo home run by Starling Marte. Workman will bring a 5.17 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and a 70/36 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's home start against the Rays, in which he'll search for his second win of the season.
Sep 18 - 10:26 PM

Brock Holt (concussion) will resume baseball activities Friday.

Holt was diagnosed with a concussion last week, but he got positive news in a checkup on Thursday. While he's making progress, it's unclear if he'll play again this season. Red Sox manager John Farrell has mentioned the possibility of sending him to the instructional league next month so that he can go into the offseason with some peace of mind.
Sep 18 - 4:50 PM

David Ortiz is back in the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday night versus the Pirates.

Ortiz was away from the Red Sox for much of this week due to a private family emergency. He is starting at first base for Boston on Thursday at PNC Park.
Sep 18 - 3:21 PM

Rusney Castillo is not in the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday night against the Pirates.

Castillo will get a day off after netting one infield single in four at-bats Wednesday in his major league debut. The 27-year-old will be eased along over these final 10 games. Jackie Bradley Jr. is starting in center field on Thursday in Pittsburgh.
Sep 18 - 3:12 PM

Clay Buchholz lasted only four innings and allowed five runs (four earned) in a loss to the Pirates on Wednesday.

Buchholz had been pitching much better as of late, but the Pirates were squaring him up well on Wednesday. The right-hander gave up home runs to Gregory Polanco and Neil Walker, allowing six hits overall while walking one and striking out three. His ugly year is almost over. Buchholz sits on a 5.29 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and a 122/52 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Rays at home in his next start.
Sep 17 - 11:00 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Edwin Escobar from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Esocobar tossed a scoreless relief inning last month in his major league debut before being sent back down. He'll give the Red Sox some bullpen length down the stretch.
Sep 17 - 1:28 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Heath Hembree from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Hembree has been up for a couple brief stints with the big club previously but has spent most of the year at Triple-A, putting up a 3.72 ERA with 55 strikeouts over 46 frames. He'll be used in middle relief.
Sep 17 - 1:27 PM

Red Sox recalled 3B Garin Cecchini from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Cecchini was up briefly with the big club earlier this season but spent almost all of the year at Pawtucket, batting just .263/.341/.371 with seven homers and 11 steals over 114 games. He'll be used off the bench for the rest of the month.
Sep 17 - 1:26 PM

Red Sox recalled OF Bryce Brentz from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Brentz batted .243/.341/.465 with 12 homers over 63 games at Pawtucket this season. The former sandwich round pick figures to only see a few token at-bats in the final weeks.
Sep 17 - 1:24 PM

Red Sox recalled 1B Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Lavarnway has had an injury-shortened season at Pawtucket, hitting .283/.389/.370 with three homers over 62 contests. He doesn't figure to see much playing time down the stretch.
Sep 17 - 1:22 PM

Red Sox recalled OF Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Castillo batted .282 with one homer and two stolen bases over 39 at-bats in the minors and will now get a look with the big club. He hasn't played regularly in a while, but Castillo will see the bulk of the at-bats in center field down the stretch and his power/speed combo makes him worth a shot in all formats. He's hitting seventh Wednesday in his debut.
Sep 17 - 1:19 PM's Rob Bradford reports that Rusney Castillo will play in both the Arizona Fall League and the Puerto Rican Winter League this offseason.

The Red Sox want him to knock some rust off, as it's been a while since he played regularly in Cuba. Castillo got in nearly 50 at-bats in the minors for the Red Sox and will be promoted to the big club Wednesday. The 27-year-old will be given a chance next spring training to win an Opening Day roster spot.
Sep 17 - 12:18 PM

Anthony Ranaudo took his third loss of the season on Tuesday, allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Pirates.

All three runs came on two mistakes: a two-run homer to Russell Martin in the second inning, and a solo homer to Starling Marte in the sixth. All in all, not a terrible outing, as he gave up four hits and walked three while striking out three. The rookie sports a 5.29 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and a 13/15 K/BB ratio. Ranaudo will take on the AL East champion Orioles on Sunday at Camden Yards next.
Sep 16 - 10:46 PM

Rusney Castillo is expected to make his major league debut on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

Castillo has played at three different levels of the Red Sox' minor league system over the past two weeks and will now make the big jump to the majors. The dynamic 27-year-old Cuban signed a record seven-year, $72.5 million contract with Boston on August 22. He'll start in center field in his MLB debut.
Sep 16 - 5:04 PM

Brock Holt (head) won't play in the Red Sox' three-game series at Pittsburgh's PNC Park.

Holt was diagnosed with a concussion last week and is still symptomatic. The super-utilityman will visit another specialist on Thursday for a checkup.
Sep 16 - 4:39 PM

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