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Red Sox's Rafael Devers: Rare day off Wednesday
Devers is not in the lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Rays, Mac Cerullo of the Boston Herald reports.
Devers has been scuffling lately with just two hits over his last 21 at-bats, so he'll receive a rare day off to clear his head. Bobby Dalbec is getting a start at third base for Boston on Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Wikelman Gonzalez: Earns organizational award
Gonzalez was on hand at Fenway Park to accept the organization's Starting Pitcher of the Year Award prior to Tuesday night's game, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Organizational awards weren't on Gonzalez's mind at the end of April, a month that ended with an ERA of 15.58 over four starts. The right-hander worked to make adjustments and eventually earned a promotion to Double-A Portland, where he thrived. Overall, Gonzalez finished with a 3.96 ERA in 25 starts; after his promotion, he had a 2.42 ERA with 63 strikeouts over 48.1 innings (10 starts) for the Sea Dogs.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Knocks in two
Abreu started in center field and went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's 9-7 loss to the Rays.
The Red Sox made what looked like a blowout early into a fun affair. Abreu's two-run double in the fifth inning followed Enmanuel Valdez's three-run home run in the fourth, cutting the Rays' early seven-run lead to 7-5. Both Abreu and Valdez, who were acquired from the Astros last season in exchange for Christian Vazquez, have gotten their first tastes of the majors in 2023. Abreu, who made a second consecutive start after missing a handful of games last week due to a hand injury, has been a bright spot since being called up in late August, posting a .371/.435/.565 line in 23 games.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Struggles against Tampa
Houck (5-10) took the loss Tuesday, allowing seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits over three innings against the Rays. He struck out two.
Houck struggled from the outset Tuesday, allowing three runs in the opening inning before the Rays tacked on another four runs in the third. The 27-year-old right-hander had looked better of late, allowing just two runs over his prior two outings (10 innings). Overall, Houck's ERA is up to 5.31 with a 1.41 WHIP and 93:38 K:BB through 20 starts (100 innings) this season. He'll likely get one more chance to end his season on a high note, as Houck's currently lined up to pitch in Boston's season finale this weekend against Baltimore.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Enmanuel Valdez: Three hits, homer in loss
Valdez went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's 9-7 loss against the Rays.
Valdez got the Red Sox on the board in the fifth inning with a three-run blast off Zach Eflin, his sixth homer of the year, before driving in a fourth run with a double in the eighth. Valdez has been on fire since he was recalled from Triple-A on Friday, going 6-for-10 with four extra-base hits in three games. Overall, the rookie infielder is batting .273 with a .793 OPS, 19 RBI, 15 runs scored and four stolen bases as he looks to work his way into Boston's 2024 plans.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Suffers bruised thumb
McGuire was pulled from Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay due to a left thumb contusion, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
McGuire injured his thumb while catching warmup throws from Tanner Houck ahead of the third inning and was replaced by Connor Wong. There's no word on how long McGuire will be held out, but Wong figures to see more consistent starts behind the plate while McGuire recovers.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Exits with thumb injury
McGuire was removed from Tuesday's game against the Rays with a thumb injury, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
No word yet on the severity of McGuire's injury, but the Red Sox should provide more specifics in the near future. Connor Wong entered the game to replace McGuire behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kyle Barraclough: Remains in organization
Barraclough cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
The right-hander was designated for assignment by Boston on Sunday but will remain in the organization after he passed through waivers unclaimed. Barraclough made just three appearances in the big leagues in 2023 and allowed 11 earned runs over 7.2 innings, though he fared better at Triple-A with a 3.65 ERA in 14 outings (13 starts).... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Connor Wong: Not starting Tuesday
Wong is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Wong has just one hit over his past nine games and will take a seat for Tuesday's contest. Reese McGuire will step in behind the plate to catch for righty Tanner Houck.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Ceddanne Rafaela: Not in Tuesday's lineup
Rafaela is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Rays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Rafaela has been a regular in Boston's lineup over the past couple weeks and has taken advantage of the playing time with an .800 OPS through 23 games, but he'll open Tuesday's contest on the bench. Enmanuel Valdez is manning the keystone and batting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kutter Crawford: Strikes out seven in loss
Crawford (6-8) took the loss Sunday, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks over 5.1 innings against the White Sox. He struck out seven.
Crawford has now tallied seven strikeouts in three straight starts, though he finished with the loss Sunday after allowing three runs between the fifth and sixth innings in a rain-shortened game. The 27-year-old Crawford sports a 4.23 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP and 128 strikeouts as he heads into his final start of the season, currently scheduled for next weekend in Baltimore.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: On bench Sunday
Verdugo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Verdugo started the past four games and will take a seat after going 2-for-13 with three walks, a run and three strikeouts in the span. Wilyer Abreu, Ceddanne Rafaela and Adam Duvall will start across the outfield Sunday against Chicago righty Mike Clevinger.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Trevor Story: Out of Sunday's lineup
Story is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Story went 3-for-4 with a run during the first game of the series versus Chicago, but he's otherwise gone 4-for-34 since Sept. 10 and has a .505 OPS this month. Pablo Reyes will man the keystone and bat seventh Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Enmanuel Valdez: Starts at second base
Valdez started at second base and went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 1-0 loss to the White Sox.
Valdez, who was called up Friday after the Red Sox placed Luis Urias (calf) on the injured list, is expected to share second base with prospect Ceddanne Rafaela over the final week of the season. Rafaela will also see time in center field or shortstop.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Back in action Sunday
Abreu (hand) is starting in left field and batting sixth Sunday against the White Sox, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The 24-year-old has been held out of the starting nine since Sept. 16 with a hand injury, but he'll rejoin the lineup for Sunday's series finale versus Chicago. Abreu has a .364/.435/.509 slash line with a homer, three steals, 10 RBI and eight runs in 62 plate appearances since making his MLB debut Aug. 22.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kyle Barraclough: DFA'd by Sox
The Red Sox designated Barraclough for assignment Sunday, Mac Cerullo of the Boston Herald reports.
Now that Zack Kelly (elbow) has returned from the 60-day IL, Barraclough will lose his spot on the 40-man roster to create room for Kelly. Barraclough made just three appearances for the Red Sox this season, giving up 11 runs over 7.2 frames.... See More ... See Less
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