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Red Sox's Rich Hill: Activated, next start TBD
Hill (knee) was activated from the 15-day injured list Monday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The Red Sox have confirmed starters for the next few days, and it was reported earlier in the day that Hill would not start for the big club Wednesday as scheduled, so perhaps he is going to work out of the bullpen as a piggyback option for now. He gave up one run on four hits and zero walks while striking out five in three innings in his rehab outing last week.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Ronaldo Hernandez: Up after Vazquez trade
Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Worcester on Monday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The 24-year-old backstop is hitting .279/.302/.462 with 10 home runs, 60 strikeouts and 10 walks in 74 games at Triple-A. Boston just traded away Christian Vazquez and traded for Reese McGuire, so Hernandez may only be up as a short-term backup behind Kevin Plawecki as they wait for McGuire to join the team.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Dealt to Boston
Abreu was traded from the Astros to the Red Sox on Monday along with Enmanuel Valdez in exchange for Christian Vazquez, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Abreu is the secondary piece in this deal, as Valdez is the headliner. A 23-year-old outfielder, Abreu hit .249/.399/.459 with 15 home runs and 23 steals in 411 plate appearances at Double-A. He strikes out a little too much (26.3 K%), given his age level, but his 19.0 BB% is quite impressive.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Enmanuel Valdez: Headlines return for Vazquez
Valdez was traded from the Astros to the Red Sox on Monday along with Wilyer Abreu in exchange for Christian Vazquez, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Valdez broke out this year and became one of Houston's top prospects, so this is a nice pickup for Boston. A 23-year-old lefty-hitting infielder, Valdez slashed .327/.410/.606 with 21 home runs in 378 plate appearances between Double-A and Triple-A. Even if Valdez doesn't debut this season, Boston will need to add him to the 40-man roster this offseason to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Sent to Red Sox
McGuire was traded to the Red Sox from the White Sox on Monday in exchange for pitcher Jake Diekman, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
The Red Sox need catching depth after trading long-time backstop Christian Vazquez, and they decided to bring McGuire into the fold. As things stand, expect McGuire and Kevin Plawecki to share the work behind the plate for Boston.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Tommy Pham: Bound for Boston
Pham was traded to the Red Sox from the Reds on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear who the Reds are getting in return for Pham, but he will likely spend the rest of the season in Boston.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rafael Devers: Expected back Tuesday
Devers (hamstring) is expected to return to action Tuesday against the Astros, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Devers landed on the injured list in late July, and it appears he will not miss more than the minimum 10 days he was required to sit out.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Set to start Wednesday
Bello is expected to start Wednesday against the Astros, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Bello worked behind an opener in his last outing, but it appears he will open the game on the mound in his next appearance.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Will not start Wednesday
Hill (knee) will not return to action Wednesday against the Astros, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
It was reported earlier Monday that Hill was on track to return to action Wednesday, but it turns out he is not ready to rejoin Boston's rotation just yet. Brayan Bello will get the nod Wednesday for the Red Sox.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Rich Hill: Lined up to start Wednesday
Hill (knee) is expected to be activated from the 15-day injured list to start Wednesday's game against the Astros, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Hill had been targeting Tuesday's contest for his potential return from the IL, but the Red Sox will instead have Nathan Eovaldi and Kutter Crawford start the first two games of their series in Houston. Though he'll miss out on a two-start week as a result, Hill should be ready to take the hill for the series finale with the Astros unless he experiences an unexpected setback with his knee within the next two days. If Hill does in fact get the starting nod Wednesday, the veteran southpaw could have a limited pitch count after he covered three innings and tossed 56 pitches in his lone rehab start with Double-A Portland last week.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Thad Ward: Rehabbing at High-A
Ward (elbow) made his most recent rehab appearance Saturday for High-A Greenville, covering four innings and striking out three while allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk.
Ward has spent the entire 2022 campaign on Double-A Portland's 60-day injured list while he's been rehabbing from the Tommy John surgery he underwent last June, but the 25-year-old right-hander looks like he could soon be ready to rejoin the Red Sox's Eastern League affiliate. Saturday's outing with Greenville marked the sixth start of his rehab assignment, and his longest one to date.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Nick Yorke: Active at High-A
Yorke (wrist) has gone 6-for-31 (.194 average) with a home run, five RBI and two additional runs in seven games since returning to High-A Greenville's lineup July 22.
Though he never landed on Greenville's 7-day injured list, Yorke was sidelined for nearly three weeks with a wrist issue before re-entering the lineup. The 20-year-old has struggled to regain form at the plate in the week and a half since he started playing regularly and is now slashing .231/.298/.348 with a 23.6 percent strikeout rate across 242 plate appearances on the season.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Josh Winckowski: Allows two runs in victory
Winckowski (4-5) yielded two runs on seven hits and a walk over five frames Sunday, striking out one batter and earning a win over Milwaukee.
The only damage against Winckowski came via Hunter Renfroe's two-run blast in the second inning. The right-handed rookie had been tagged with 14 runs in as many innings over his previous three starts but he lowered his season ERA from 5.18 to 5.00 during his fourth career win. Winckowski is lined up to start in Kansas City next week.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Enrique Hernandez: Responds well to swinging bat
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Hernandez (hip) felt good after swinging a bat Saturday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Taking swings represents the first meaningful activity for Hernandez since he required a platelet-rich plasma injection shortly before the All-Star break to alleviate pain in his right hip. Hernandez is expected to steadily ramp up his activity in the days to come, and Cora said the goal is for the 30-year-old to make his return from the 60-day injured list at some point in August.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Jarren Duran: Idle versus lefty
Duran is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
The Red Sox gave lefty-hitting outfielder Jackie Bradley the day off in Saturday's loss when the Brewers brought lefty Eric Lauer to the hill, but it'll be the lefty-hitting Duran's turn to sit in the series finale while Boston opposes Milwaukee southpaw Aaron Ashby. Jaylin Davis will enter the outfield in Duran's stead and will serve as the Red Sox's leadoff man.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Gets another start as No. 5 hitter
Verdugo will start in left field and bat fifth in Sunday's game against the Brewers, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
With the Red Sox facing a left-handed starting pitcher (Aaron Ashby) for the second day in a row, the lefty-hitting Verdugo will once again occupy the No. 5 spot in the lineup after having hit either second or third in his prior seven starts. Verdugo has been a solid source of batting average in July (.280), but his counting stats (zero home runs, one stolen base, eight RBI and six runs) over his 25 starts this month have left much to be desired.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Christian Arroyo: Starts second straight game
Arroyo will start at third base and bat sixth in Sunday's game against the Brewers, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Arroyo returned from the 10-day injured list to start at second base in Saturday's 9-4 loss, going 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. He'll be in the starting nine again for a second straight day at a different position, but it's worth noting that the Brewers brought left-handed pitchers to the hill for both of the final two games of the series. Even so, Arroyo could still have a path to a regular spot in the infield against right-handed pitching for the foreseeable future, as top second baseman Trevor Story (wrist) will miss at least two more weeks while he recovers from a hairline fracture.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Franchy Cordero: Sits versus lefty
Cordero is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Platoon mate Bobby Dalbec will step in at first base to replace the lefty-hitting Cordero, who takes a seat with southpaw Aaron Ashby on the bump for Milwaukee. Cordero had recorded at least one double in three consecutive starts before he was on the bench for Saturday's 9-4 loss, coming off the bench as a pinch hitter to strike out in his lone plate appearance.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|R. Devers 3B Rafael Devers 3B||Hamstring|
|T. Story 2B Trevor Story 2B||Wrist|
|C. Sale SP Chris Sale SP||Finger|
|M. Wacha SP Michael Wacha SP||Shoulder|
|E. Hernandez CF Enrique Hernandez CF||Hip|
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