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Injuries & Moves: Urías (left calf) on IL; Valdez recalled

September 22, 2023


Top prospect Mayer (shoulder) to miss rest of Minor League season

September 6, 2023

ST. PETERSBURG -- Boston’s top prospect Marcelo Mayer -- ranked No. 11 in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 -- won’t play again this season for Double-A Portland, Red Sox director of player development Brian Abraham told on Wednesday. Mayer was placed on the 7-day injured list on Aug. 5, retroactive

Top Red Sox prospect Mayer lands on 7-day injured list

August 5, 2023

Marcelo Mayer's Double-A ride hit a new bump on Saturday, as the top Red Sox prospect was assigned to the 7-day injured list retroactive to Aug. 3. Mayer is suffering from left shoulder inflammation, a source told's Ian Browne. The 20-year-old shortstop, MLB's No. 3 prospect, began the year

Houck feeling blessed to begin comeback trail

Red Sox right-hander set to throw for first time since being struck in face on June 16
July 8, 2023

BOSTON -- It has been three weeks since Red Sox right-hander Tanner Houck suffered a facial fracture after being struck by a batted ball on June 16. Eventually, the big victories will come again. Right now, he is enjoying the small ones. Houck was able to eat solid food on

Sale resumes throwing after MRI reveals 'good news'

June 29, 2023

BOSTON -- Throwing from 60 feet may not seem too exciting, but for left-hander Chris Sale, it was enough to put him in a great mood on Thursday afternoon. Sale, who was placed on the injured list on June 2 with a stress reaction in his left shoulder blade, underwent

Houck (facial fracture) in stable condition after comebacker

Righty to be re-evaluated at follow-up appointments next week to determine next steps
June 17, 2023

BOSTON -- Red Sox righty starter Tanner Houck has been diagnosed with a facial fracture, sustained when he was hit by a batted ball by Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka at the start of the fifth inning in Friday night’s game at Fenway Park. According to a statement released by the

Houck 'in good spirits' after exiting start with facial contusion

Right-hander received stitches, went to local hospital for observation after taking a comebacker off his face
June 17, 2023

BOSTON -- What had been one of loudest nights of the season at Fenway Park suddenly became very quiet in the top of the fifth inning when Red Sox right-hander Tanner Houck was belted below the right eye by a line drive off the bat of Kyle Higashioka at the

Story targeting August to play SS; Could DH by July

June 12, 2023

BOSTON -- Rehabbing Red Sox shortstop Trevor Story broke free from Fort Myers, Fla., and will spend this week’s homestand at Fenway Park. It’s getting to the point where Story can look forward to being an active player for games in Boston instead of a spectator. “I feel like sometimes

Sale won't need surgery, but out until at least early August

June 9, 2023

The Red Sox revealed on Friday that ace Chris Sale has a stress reaction in his left shoulder blade, which he sustained in his start on June 1 against the Reds. A couple of hours before manager Alex Cora revealed that news, the Sox moved Sale from the 15- to

Sale back on IL, with more tests planned on shoulder

June 2, 2023

BOSTON -- Chris Sale was having a blast being a baseball player again. And that’s why Friday’s development -- in which he was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left shoulder injury -- had him in a downcast mood as he discussed his first health issue of 2023.

'Wait and see': Sale exits, undergoes MRI after velo drop

June 1, 2023

BOSTON -- Just as Chris Sale was starting to look in recent weeks like the ace of old, an all too familiar issue happened to the lefty on Thursday night at Fenway Park. Sale exited with two outs in the top of the fourth inning with left shoulder soreness in

Duvall won’t need surgery for fractured wrist

CF looking at possible six- to eight-week timeline for return to Red Sox
April 10, 2023

ST. PETERSBURG -- Adam Duvall, who stormed out of the gate as the hottest hitter on the Red Sox, will be lost for weeks and possibly months after suffering a distal radius fracture in his left wrist while attempting a diving catch in center field in Sunday’s 4-1 victory over

Who will fill Rodríguez's spot in Boston's 'pen?

March 19, 2023

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- With an expectation building that lefty Joely Rodríguez will start the season on the 15-day injured list after suffering an injury to his right side on Saturday, the Red Sox are starting to contemplate who will replace him in the bullpen. Rodríguez was projected to join Richard

Turner stable after frightening hit-by-pitch

March 7, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In a scary moment at JetBlue Park on Monday afternoon, Red Sox veteran Justin Turner was hit in the face on a fastball by Tigers right-hander Matt Manning in the bottom of the first inning and was taken to a local hospital via ambulance for observation.

Paxton exits spring debut with hamstring injury

March 3, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The excitement of being back on the mound without any concerns about his health was short-lived for Red Sox left-hander James Paxton, who left his Grapefruit League debut on Friday with a right hamstring injury, the extent of which is unknown at this point. Making the

Sale has 'a lot of fun' facing batters again

February 25, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Just another mundane live batting practice session at Spring Training? Not this time. Not for Chris Sale. For Boston’s lanky left-hander, Saturday was a milestone day. He stepped back up on that mound with hitters -- even though they were teammates -- standing 60 feet, 6

Trevor Story undergoes right elbow surgery

January 10, 2023

BOSTON -- The Red Sox’s middle-infield picture became even more unclear Tuesday afternoon, when the club announced infielder Trevor Story underwent a successful internal bracing procedure of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on Monday. Dr. Keith Meister performed the surgery at Texas Metroplex Institute in Arlington, Texas.

Comebacker knocks Pivetta from game after 3

September 3, 2022

BOSTON -- Nick Pivetta has been far and away the iron man of Boston’s pitching rotation this season, making a team-high 27 starts. Rich Hill is a distant second with 20. But Pivetta’s impressive durability took a hit on Friday night at Fenway Park when he was struck by a

With Houck injured, Boston's bullpen faces test

August 10, 2022

BOSTON -- The task of catching up in the standings was already looming as a hard one for the Red Sox. But it got even tougher about an hour before Tuesday’s 9-7 loss to the Braves in 11 innings at Fenway Park, with the news that closer Tanner Houck was

Sale fractures wrist in bike accident, out for 2022 season

August 9, 2022

BOSTON -- Chris Sale’s unfortunate 2022 season -- marred by a series of freak injuries that limited him to just two starts -- was dealt one last blow when the Red Sox revealed on Tuesday that the lanky lefty fractured his right wrist in a bicycle accident on Saturday. On

Pitching plans unravel for Sox in finale

Hill makes three-inning start in return, while Bello exits with a left groin strain
August 3, 2022

HOUSTON -- Red Sox manager Alex Cora knew it would be hard to get out of Minute Maid Park with a sweep of the impressive Astros, but he had one pitching plan that could help his team pull off the trick. Rich Hill, the 42-year-old lefty making his first start

Story has hairline fracture in right wrist

Red Sox second baseman won't swing a bat for at least 10 days
July 30, 2022

BOSTON -- Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story now knows why his right hand hadn’t been recovering like he had hoped from the deep bruise he sustained on July 12 when he was hit by a pitch while in the middle of swinging. A follow-up exam with a hand specialist

Slumping Red Sox lose All-Star Devers to IL

July 23, 2022

BOSTON -- After a historic 28-5 loss to the Blue Jays on Friday night, the Red Sox were eager to turn the page, with a chance to win their first American League East series of the season still in play. But the next day revealed that the worst outcome of

Sale has surgery after comebacker breaks pinkie

July 18, 2022

NEW YORK -- Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale underwent surgery on his left pinkie on Monday, a day after he was forced to exit Boston's 13-2 loss to the Yankees when an Aaron Hicks comebacker fractured the finger. The Red Sox gave no timetable for Sale's return following the operation,

Sale on outburst: 'It's not something I'm proud of'

July 7, 2022

BOSTON -- Chris Sale's level of frustration over walking five batters for Triple-A Worcester on Wednesday night in a Minor League rehab start reached the point that it went viral on Twitter. A day later, the lefty was in a much better mood at Fenway Park. This is because Sale