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E-Rod ready to go: 'Don't sleep' on '21 Sox

February 19, 2021

Considering all that Eduardo Rodriguez went through in 2020 -- from COVID-19 knocking him down and keeping him bedridden for two weeks in June to the myocarditis diagnosis in July that wiped away his entire season -- it would be understandable for the lefty to be mainly looking to get

Sale on first day of camp: 'I feel great now'

February 18, 2021

On the first day of Spring Training, Chris Sale was in uniform and not doing monotonous rehab drills Thursday. And that, in itself, was a victory for the ace lefty who is on the road back from Tommy John surgery and should pitch for the Red Sox at some point

Muñoz to IL, Puello recalled; Verdugo update

September 19, 2020

Yairo Muñoz, who made a strong impression for the Red Sox after being called up from the alternate training site, had his season come to an end on Saturday when he was placed on the 10-day injured list due to an ailing back. The right-handed hitter suffered the injury in

Verdugo (hamstring) removed as precaution

September 19, 2020

BOSTON -- Leadoff hitter Alex Verdugo, perhaps the bright spot of the season for the Red Sox, was removed from Friday night’s game at Fenway Park in the top of the fourth inning for precautionary reasons with left hamstring tightness. "Tight hamstring," manager Ron Roenicke said after the Red Sox's

E-Rod gets checkup; Bush proud of Houck

September 17, 2020

Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez, who didn't pitch this season due to myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), flew to Boston this week to undergo medical tests. "Yeah, he's doing well actually," said Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke. "He flew back to Boston, just got into town yesterday. I don't know

Latest on Darwinzon, Taylor, other arms

September 15, 2020

With 12 games left for the Red Sox, manager Ron Roenicke has been in frequent contact with head athletic trainer Brad Pearson to determine which injured pitchers will be able to see some game action before the season ends. The chances are good that power lefty Darwinzon Hernandez will be

Notes: Peraza optioned; prospects looming

September 10, 2020

When the Red Sox signed José Peraza to a one-year, $3 million deal in December, the idea was that he would be the team’s starting second baseman. Well, that didn’t work out. And on Thursday, with an eye toward looking at other players down the stretch, Peraza was optioned to

Benintendi to miss rest of 2020 season

Chavis makes first career appearance in outfield
September 8, 2020

When the Red Sox transferred Andrew Benintendi to the 45-day injured list on Tuesday, they essentially ended the left fielder’s lost season. Though Benintendi, who has a right ribcage strain, could technically return for the final two games of the regular season, it has been decided he will instead look

Darwinzon placed on IL with SC joint sprain

August 31, 2020

BOSTON -- It was eye-opening when Red Sox lefty Darwinzon Hernandez topped out at 93.3 mph on his fastball in his brief relief outing on Saturday. Hernandez is typically in the mid-to-upper 90s. Prior to Monday night's game against the Braves, the Red Sox placed the reliever on the injured

Notes: Eovaldi's IL outlook; Pivetta update

August 29, 2020

BOSTON -- After being skipped in the rotation this week due to a nagging right calf, Nathan Eovaldi had been in day-to-day mode for his next start. However, the Red Sox reversed course on Saturday, placing the flame-throwing righty on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Aug. 26. He will

Eovaldi (calf) goes on injured list

August 29, 2020

BOSTON -- The Red Sox had hoped to get Nathan Eovaldi back on the mound this weekend against the defending World Series champion Nationals, but that is no longer in the cards. Eovaldi, who was skipped in the rotation earlier this week, was placed on the injured list with a

Eovaldi to miss start with tweaked calf

Red Sox expect him to pitch Saturday vs. Nationals
August 25, 2020

Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will not make his scheduled start against the Blue Jays in Buffalo, N.Y., on Wednesday because of a right calf injury, which is not considered serious. In fact, the Red Sox are hoping he can pitch on Saturday at Fenway Park against the Nationals. Eovaldi

Notes: JBJ's sore wrist; Hart's 2nd start

August 18, 2020

BOSTON -- Monday marked the third straight day Jackie Bradley Jr. was not in the starting lineup for the Red Sox. While the first two weren’t surprising because Boston was facing lefty starters, this one was eye-opening on a night the Phillies had righty Zach Elfin on the mound to

Upbeat Sale says rehab process going great

August 13, 2020

BOSTON -- On the one-year anniversary of his last start for the Red Sox and 4 1/2 months since he had Tommy John surgery, an upbeat Chris Sale held a Zoom session with reporters from JetBlue Park on Thursday to provide an update on his rehab. While pitchers have often

Benintendi (rib cage) goes on injured list

August 13, 2020

BOSTON -- Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi not only fell down and was tagged out trying to go from first to third on Alex Verdugo's RBI single on Tuesday against the Rays, but he strained his right rib cage on the play and is now on the 10-day injured

Eduardo Rodriguez shut down for season

August 1, 2020

In a tough blow for both the Red Sox and their ace lefty, chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom informed reporters on Saturday that Eduardo Rodriguez has been shut down for the 2020 baseball season. Rodriguez was diagnosed last week with myocarditis (inflammation in the heart), a condition that may be

McHugh elects not to play in 2020 season

July 19, 2020

BOSTON -- At one point, the Red Sox hoped that Collin McHugh could emerge into an important and versatile member of their pitching staff as a reliever, starter or opener. Those hopes have faded away with news Sunday that the 33-year-old right-hander has elected not to play in 2020. According

E-Rod, Darwinzon, Taylor go on injured list

July 15, 2020

BOSTON -- The Red Sox placed left-handers Eduardo Rodriguez, Josh Taylor and Darwinzon Hernandez on the injured list on Wednesday. The trio of pitchers are recovering from COVID-19 and will need to test negative for the coronavirus twice more than 24 hours apart before being cleared to return to the

Sale has TJ surgery, could return in June '21

Red Sox mindful to 'not place any undo burden' during pandemic
March 30, 2020

BOSTON -- Eleven days after the Red Sox revealed that Chris Sale needed Tommy John surgery, the left-hander underwent the procedure in Los Angeles on Monday, and the club announced it was a success. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. The

Sale has MRI; 'Hopefully it is not a huge concern'

March 3, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. -- The optimism the Red Sox had for ace Chris Sale as recently as a couple of days ago has turned into trepidation that the lefty might have a significant elbow injury. After throwing 15 pitches of live batting practice without incident on Sunday, Sale showed up to

Sale won't be ready to pitch Opening Day

February 27, 2020

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox ace Chris Sale has been ruled out for Opening Day and is expected to start the season on the 15-day injured list, interim manager Ron Roenicke said on Thursday.

Verdugo (back) unlikely ready for Opening Day

February 15, 2020

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For many weeks last summer, Alex Verdugo wondered why a back/oblique injury originally sustained on the turf of Tropicana Field on May 22 wouldn’t heal all the way. But feeling a searing pain in his back after swinging and missing in a Minor League rehab game

Pedroia has setback with rehabbing knee

January 21, 2020

BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia’s latest comeback attempt has been derailed by a recent setback with a problematic left knee that has already cost him most of the past two seasons. “Dustin has suffered a significant setback while rehabbing his left knee injury. As a result, his status for Spring Training

Vázquez sets club HR mark, exits as precaution

Moreland, Devers also homer as Boston passes record from 2003
September 26, 2019

ARLINGTON -- No Red Sox player has had a more unexpected power surge in 2019 than Christian Vázquez, so perhaps it's fitting that it was his two-run shot Wednesday night that set a franchise record for home runs in a season. The 23rd homer of the season for Vázquez was

Mookie swats 29th HR, exits with foot pain

Star outfielder aggravates prior injury; 'Just kind of made it mad'
September 25, 2019

ARLINGTON -- A day after Mookie Betts made highlight reels all across the baseball universe with the best throw of his career, Boston's star right fielder had to exit the Red Sox's 12-10 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night with pain in his left foot. Though Betts might not