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13th annual Picnic in the Park fundraiser takes place Sunday

Picnic at Fenway Park includes autograph session with Red Sox players, BBQ dinner and performance from World Premier Band

The Red Sox Foundation will once again host Picnic in the Park, the annual fundraiser that gives fans an opportunity to have a BBQ picnic in the outfield, get autographs from Red Sox players, and the chance to bid on unique auction items and experiences. Picnic in the Park is presented by Aramark, Franklin Sports, and Home Goods.

The 13th annual event will be held this Sunday, August 19, one hour after the conclusion of the Red Sox-Rays game, and will include a performance from the World Premier Band. A limited number of tickets are still available at redsox.com/picnic.

The Red Sox Foundation will once again host Picnic in the Park, the annual fundraiser that gives fans an opportunity to have a BBQ picnic in the outfield, get autographs from Red Sox players, and the chance to bid on unique auction items and experiences. Picnic in the Park is presented by Aramark, Franklin Sports, and Home Goods.

The 13th annual event will be held this Sunday, August 19, one hour after the conclusion of the Red Sox-Rays game, and will include a performance from the World Premier Band. A limited number of tickets are still available at redsox.com/picnic.

Proceeds will benefit the Red Sox Foundation's charitable programming and partners.

About the Red Sox Foundation

The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has donated to over 1,680 organizations since its creation in 2002, and focused on making a difference in the lives of children, families, Veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, education, and recreational opportunities. Through partnerships with best-in-class organizations in healthcare, the Red Sox have helped raised over $135 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 15,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the "invisible wounds of war" with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 17,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation's self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 274 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships, and promotes healthy choices and valuable life skills to more than 700 urban youth annually through its RBI baseball and softball program. 

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate sponsorships, and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2010, the Foundation's Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever "MLB Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence." In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation's "Best Team Charity in Sports." For more information about the foundation, visit redsoxfoundation.org.

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Red Sox activate second baseman Ian Kinsler from 10-day DL

Club places third baseman Rafael Devers on 10-day DL

The Boston Red Sox today activated second baseman Ian Kinsler from the 10-day disabled list. The club also placed third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, retroactive to yesterday, August 16.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

The Boston Red Sox today activated second baseman Ian Kinsler from the 10-day disabled list. The club also placed third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, retroactive to yesterday, August 16.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Kinsler, 36, missed 11 games after being placed on the disabled list on August 4 with a left hamstring strain. Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels on July 30, the second baseman has gone 4-for-10 with two stolen bases, three runs scored, and two RBIs in three games with the Red Sox. In 54 games since May 29, he has hit .292 (61-for-209) with an .870 OPS, including .414 (24-for-58) with a 1.106 OPS in his last 16 games. Kinsler won the American League's Rawlings Gold Glove Award for second base in 2016 and was once again a finalist for the award in 2017. Selected by Texas in the 17th round of the 2003 June Draft, he has been named to four American League All-Star teams (2008, '10, '12, '14) and has finished in the top 30 in MVP voting four times.

Devers, 21, made his first career Opening Day roster and has spent the entire 2018 season with the major league club. In 102 games, he has hit .242 (94-for-389) with 47 runs scored, 22 doubles, 16 home runs, and 55 RBIs, making 99 starts at third base and one as the designated hitter. The left-handed hitter has reached base via hit or walk in each of his last 11 games since July 23, going 11-for-41 (.268) with an .838 OPS in that time. Originally signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent in 2013, the Dominican-born third baseman has a .257 career batting average (157-for-611) with 36 doubles, 26 home runs, and 85 RBIs over 160 games.

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Red Sox activate catcher/utility player Blake Swihart from 10-day disabled list

Club designates Catcher Dan Butler for assignment

Prior to tonight's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Boston Red Sox returned catcher/utility player Blake Swihart from his rehab assignment with Short-A Lowell and activated him from the 10-day disabled list. To make room for Swihart on the active roster, catcher Dan Butler was designated for assignment.

The Red Sox' 40-man roster is now at 39.

Prior to tonight's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Boston Red Sox returned catcher/utility player Blake Swihart from his rehab assignment with Short-A Lowell and activated him from the 10-day disabled list. To make room for Swihart on the active roster, catcher Dan Butler was designated for assignment.

The Red Sox' 40-man roster is now at 39.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Swihart, 26, has played 51 games for the Red Sox in 2018, batting .226 (26-for-115) with 13 runs scored, six doubles, one home run, six RBI, and three stolen bases. From June 26 until his placement on the disabled list on August 3, the switch-hitter batted .366 (15-for-41) with a .959 OPS over 17 games, including a career-long 11-game hitting streak from July 6-31. He started at catcher in his only rehab game with the Spinners on Sunday, going 0-for-3. Originally selected by Boston in the first round of the 2011 June Draft (26th overall), Swihart has played 160 games over parts of four seasons with the Red Sox, batting .260 (122-for-470) with 70 runs scored, 23 doubles, six home runs, and 42 RBI. This season, he has made seven starts behind the plate, five in right field, three at first base, one at third base, and one in left field, while also appearing once at second base. 

Butler, 31, made two starts for the Red Sox during the club's recent series in Baltimore, his first major league games since 2014. He has played 58 games for the PawSox this season, making 57 starts at catcher and batting .202 (37-for-183) with 18 runs scored, seven doubles, five home runs, 22 RBI, and a .312 on-base percentage. He has recorded a .998 fielding percentage behind the plate for the PawSox, making just one error in 547 total chances and throwing out nine of 48 attempted base stealers (18.8%). The catcher has spent nine of his 10 professional seasons in the Red Sox organization, batting .252 (637-for-2,525) with a .344 on-base percentage, 60 home runs, and 339 RBI over 759 career minor league games.

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Red Sox announce roster moves

The Boston Red Sox today announced the following roster moves:

•   Left-handed pitcher Chris Sale was activated from the 10-day disabled list. He will start today's game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.  

The Boston Red Sox today announced the following roster moves:

•   Left-handed pitcher Chris Sale was activated from the 10-day disabled list. He will start today's game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.  

•   To make room for Sale on the 25-man roster, the Red Sox optioned right-handed pitcher Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket following last night's game. 

•   Right-handed pitcher William Cuevas was returned to Pawtucket following last night's game against the Orioles, after the Red Sox were permitted to add him to the active roster as a 26th man for yesterday's doubleheader per Major League Baseball Rules.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Sale, 29, is 11-4 with a 2.04 ERA (32 ER/141.0 IP) in 22 starts this season. He entered today leading the majors in opponent batting average (.179), opponent OPS (.530), WHIP (0.87), and strikeouts per 9.0 innings (13.21), while leading the American league in ERA. The left-hander has not allowed a run in his last 23.0 innings pitched, the longest active scoreless streak in the majors. Sale is 5-0 with a 0.23 ERA (1 ER/39.0 IP) in his last six outings, having allowed zero runs in his last three starts. Acquired by Boston in December 2016, he has made 54 starts as a member of the Red Sox, going 28-12 with a 2.56 ERA (101 ER/355.1 IP) and 515 strikeouts.

Workman, 29, is 2-0 with a 2.59 ERA (7 ER/24.1 IP), a .233 opponent batting average, a 1.15 WHIP, 24 strikeouts, and seven walks over 26 relief appearances for Boston this season. The right-hander has also made 16 appearances for Pawtucket, posting a 4.03 ERA (13 ER/29.0 IP) with 32 strikeouts, five walks, and a .196 opponent batting average. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2015, Workman returned to the majors in 2017, recording a 3.18 ERA (14 ER/39.2 IP) in 33 relief appearances and earning the Red Sox Comeback Player of the Year Award from the Boston Baseball Writers.

Cuevas, 27, threw a scoreless eighth inning in last night's 6-4 win over the Orioles, his second major league appearance of 2018. He is 8-6 with a 3.45 ERA (45 ER/117.1 IP) in 20 starts with the PawSox this season, striking out 102 hitters and walking 32. Originally signed by Boston as an international free agent in 2008, Cuevas made his major league debut with the Red Sox in 2016 before splitting the 2017 season between the Miami Marlins and Detroit Tigers organizations. The Venezuelan native returned to the Red Sox organization in December 2017, signing as a minor league free agent.

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Red Sox recall right-handed pitcher William Cuevas from Triple-A Pawtucket

The Boston Red Sox today recalled right-handed pitcher William Cuevas from Triple-A Pawtucket as the club's 26th man for today's day-night doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles. Under Major League Baseball Rules, both teams are permitted to add an extra player for today's games.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

The Boston Red Sox today recalled right-handed pitcher William Cuevas from Triple-A Pawtucket as the club's 26th man for today's day-night doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles. Under Major League Baseball Rules, both teams are permitted to add an extra player for today's games.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Cuevas, 27, is 8-6 with a 3.45 ERA (45 ER/117.1 IP) in 20 starts with the PawSox this season, striking out 102 hitters and walking 32. He has made one major league appearance this season, allowing one run over the final 2.0 innings of an 11-4 Red Sox win on July 3 at Washington. Originally signed by Boston as an international free agent in 2008, Cuevas made his major league debut with the Red Sox in 2016 before splitting the 2017 season between the Miami Marlins and Detroit Tigers organizations. The Venezuelan native returned to the Red Sox organization in December 2017, signing as a minor league free agent.

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Fans invited to outdoor screening of Red Sox-Orioles on Sunday for 5th annual "Out of the Park" event on the Boston Common

NESN to Broadcast Live Pregame Show From the Common

The City of Boston, Highland Street Foundation, L.L.Bean, and the Boston Red Sox invite fans to the fifth annual "Out of the Park" event taking place this Sunday, August 12, on the Boston Common. "Out of the Park" is a free, family-oriented event that brings the Fenway Park experience out to the community.  
 
"Out of the Park" will feature a live viewing of the 1:05 p.m. August 12 Red Sox-Orioles game at Camden Yards. The New England Sports Network (NESN) broadcast will be shown on a 15-foot video screen. Additionally, NESN will broadcast their live pregame show, weather permitting, featuring Adam Pellerin, Hall of Famer Jim Rice, and Jahmai Webster from the Boston Common. 

"Out of the Park" will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the Red Sox Mobile Showcase bringing a batting cage, virtual reality station, pitching accuracy, and other games for families to enjoy. The events will also include many of the signature elements and amenities that can be found in and around Fenway Park and Jersey Street during home games, such as caricaturists, balloon artists, and face painters. Red Sox Mascot Wally the Green Monster, his sister Tessie, along with a live DJ will be present throughout the day. Attendees will also have a chance to take rides on the carousel with free vouchers and participate in giveaways. "Out of the Park" includes free food, provided courtesy of Red Sox partners Aramark and Cavendish Farms.  

The City of Boston, Highland Street Foundation, L.L.Bean, and the Boston Red Sox invite fans to the fifth annual "Out of the Park" event taking place this Sunday, August 12, on the Boston Common. "Out of the Park" is a free, family-oriented event that brings the Fenway Park experience out to the community.  
 
"Out of the Park" will feature a live viewing of the 1:05 p.m. August 12 Red Sox-Orioles game at Camden Yards. The New England Sports Network (NESN) broadcast will be shown on a 15-foot video screen. Additionally, NESN will broadcast their live pregame show, weather permitting, featuring Adam Pellerin, Hall of Famer Jim Rice, and Jahmai Webster from the Boston Common. 

"Out of the Park" will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the Red Sox Mobile Showcase bringing a batting cage, virtual reality station, pitching accuracy, and other games for families to enjoy. The events will also include many of the signature elements and amenities that can be found in and around Fenway Park and Jersey Street during home games, such as caricaturists, balloon artists, and face painters. Red Sox Mascot Wally the Green Monster, his sister Tessie, along with a live DJ will be present throughout the day. Attendees will also have a chance to take rides on the carousel with free vouchers and participate in giveaways. "Out of the Park" includes free food, provided courtesy of Red Sox partners Aramark and Cavendish Farms.  

The concept for "Out of the Park," which is supported by Boston Parks & Recreation, was created in 2014 from a shared focus on community building between the City of Boston, Highland Street Foundation, and the Red Sox. The free event is part of the club's "Calling All Kids" initiative, an ongoing effort to connect baseball to the next generation of fans.  

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Red Sox activate 3B Rafael Devers from 10-day disabled list

Club options INF Tony Renda to Triple-A Pawtucket

BOSTON, MA - Prior to tonight's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Boston Red Sox returned third baseman Rafael Devers from his rehab assignment with Short-A Lowell and activated him from the 10-day disabled list. To make room for Devers on the 25-man roster, infielder Tony Renda was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket following last night's game.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

BOSTON, MA - Prior to tonight's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Boston Red Sox returned third baseman Rafael Devers from his rehab assignment with Short-A Lowell and activated him from the 10-day disabled list. To make room for Devers on the 25-man roster, infielder Tony Renda was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket following last night's game.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Devers, 21, started at third base in his only rehab game with Lowell on Monday, hitting a solo home run and driving in two. In 96 games with the Red Sox this season, he has hit .245 (90-for-367) with 45 runs scored, 21 doubles, 15 home runs, 52 RBI, and five stolen bases, making 93 starts at third base and one as the designated hitter. In 38 games since June 6, the left-handed hitter has batted .279 (41-for-147) with a .790 OPS, including a .368 clip (7-for-19) over an active five-game hitting streak. Originally signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent in 2013, the Dominican-born third baseman has a .260 career batting average (153-for-589) with 35 doubles, 25 home runs, and 82 RBI over 154 games.

Renda, 27, made his Red Sox debut on Sunday in the club's walk-off win over the Yankees, entering the game as a pinch runner in the 10th inning and scoring the winning run on Andrew Benintendi's walk-off single. Prior to his selection to the major league roster on Saturday, the infielder had split the 2018 season between Pawtucket and Double-A Portland, combining to hit .353 (66-for-187) with 36 runs, 18 doubles, five home runs, 24 RBI, and a .928 OPS. A second-round selection by the Washington Nationals in the 2012 June Draft, the California native made his major league debut with 32 games for the Reds in 2016. In 641 career minor league games across five organizations, he has hit .291 (719-for-2,471) with 158 doubles, 14 triples, 15 home runs, 255 RBI, and 112 stolen bases.

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Red Sox announce roster moves

The Boston Red Sox announced the following roster moves Saturday:

Second baseman Ian Kinsler was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

The Boston Red Sox announced the following roster moves Saturday:

Second baseman Ian Kinsler was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Infielder Tony Renda was selected to the active major league roster from Triple-A Pawtucket. He will wear number 38.

To make room for Renda on the 40-man roster, second baseman Dustin Pedroia was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Kinsler, 36, has gone 4-for-10 with two stolen bases, three runs scored, and two RBI in three games with the Red Sox since being acquired from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. In 54 games since May 29, the right-handed batter has hit .292 (61-for-209) with an .870 OPS, including .414 (24-for-58) with a 1.106 OPS in his last 16 games. He won the American League's Rawlings Gold Glove Award for second base in 2016 and was once again a finalist for the award in 2017. Selected by Texas in the 17th round of the 2003 June Draft, Kinsler has been named to four American League All-Star teams (2008, '10, '12, '14) and has finished in the top 30 in MVP voting four times, including an 11th-place showing in 2011.

Renda, 27, was signed by the Red Sox as a minor league free agent on April 29, 2018. Originally selected by the Washington Nationals in the second round of the 2012 June Draft, the right-handed hitter has batted .353 (66-for-187) with five home runs and a .928 OPS this season between Double-A Portland (26 games) and Pawtucket (21 games). His lone major league experience came with the Cincinnati Reds in 2016, when he appeared in 32 games and made starts at second base, third base, right field, and left field. He has also hit .291 (719-for-2,471) in 644 minor league games in the Nationals (2012-15), New York Yankees (2015), Reds (2016-17), Arizona Diamondbacks (2017), and Red Sox (2018) organizations, spending the majority of his time at second base.

Pedroia, 34, began the season on the disabled list recovering from left knee surgery performed on October 25, 2017. He was reinstated on May 25 and appeared in three games with the Red Sox before returning to the disabled list on June 2 (retroactive to May 30). Selected by Boston in the second round of the 2004 June Draft, Pedroia has played his entire 13-year major league career with the Red Sox, batting .300 (1,803-for-6,011) with a .366 on-base percentage, 394 doubles, 15 triples, 140 home runs, 724 RBI, and 921 runs scored. A four-time All-Star, he was named the American League's Rookie of the Year in 2007 and Most Valuable Player in 2008. Pedroia has won four Rawlings Gold Glove Awards (2008, '11, '13-14), the most ever for a Red Sox infielder.

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Red Sox place catcher/utility player Blake Swihart on 10-day disabled list

The Boston Red Sox placed catcher/utility player Blake Swihart on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain on Friday. To take his place on the 25-man active roster, the Red Sox selected catcher Dan Butler's contract from Triple-A Pawtucket and added him to the active roster. Butler will wear number 68.

The Red Sox' 40-man roster is now at 40.

The Boston Red Sox placed catcher/utility player Blake Swihart on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain on Friday. To take his place on the 25-man active roster, the Red Sox selected catcher Dan Butler's contract from Triple-A Pawtucket and added him to the active roster. Butler will wear number 68.

The Red Sox' 40-man roster is now at 40.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Swihart, 26, has played 51 games for the Red Sox in 2018, batting .226 (26-for-115) with 13 runs scored, six doubles, one home run, six RBI, and three stolen bases. Since June 26, the switch-hitter has hit .366 (15-for-41) with a .959 OPS over 17 games, including a career-long 11-game hitting streak from July 6-31. Swihart recorded his first career walk-off RBI on July 30 against the Philadelphia Phillies, doubling in the game-winning run in the 13th inning. Originally selected in the first round of the 2011 June Draft (26th overall), Swihart has played 160 games over parts of four seasons with the Red Sox, batting .260 (122-for-470) with 70 runs scored, 23 doubles, six home runs, and 42 RBI. This season, he has made seven starts at behind the plate, five in right field, three at first base, one at third base, and one in left field, while also appearing in one game at second base.

Butler, 31, has played 58 games for the PawSox this season, making 57 starts at catcher and batting .202 (37-for-183) with 18 runs scored, seven doubles, five home runs, 22 RBI, and a .312 on-base percentage. He has recorded a .998 fielding percentage behind the plate, making just one error in 547 total chances and throwing out nine of 48 attempted base stealers (18.8%). Butler has spent nine of his 10 professional seasons in the Red Sox organization, batting .252 (637-for-2,525) with a .344 on-base percentage, 60 home runs, and 339 RBI over 759 career minor league games. He made his major league debut for Boston in 2014, batting .211 (4-for-19) over seven games.

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Red Sox place left-handed pitcher Chris Sale on 10-day disabled list

The Boston Red Sox today placed left-handed pitcher Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list with mild left shoulder inflammation, retroactive to July 28. To fill Sale's spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled right-handed pitcher Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket. 

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

The Boston Red Sox today placed left-handed pitcher Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list with mild left shoulder inflammation, retroactive to July 28. To fill Sale's spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled right-handed pitcher Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket. 

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Left-handed pitcher Brian Johnson will start Thursday's game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. 

Sale, 29, is 11-4 with a 2.04 ERA (32 ER/141.0 IP) in 22 starts this season. He entered today leading the majors in strikeouts (207), opponent batting average (.179), opponent OPS (.530), and WHIP (0.87), while his ERA is the lowest in the American League. The left-hander is 5-0 with a 0.23 ERA (1 ER/39.0 IP) in his last six outings, having allowed zero runs in his last three starts. Sale has not surrendered a home run in his last 63.0 innings, the longest such streak of his career. Acquired by Boston in December 2016, he has made 54 starts as a member of the Red Sox, going 28-12 with a 2.56 ERA (101 ER/355.1 IP), 515 strikeouts, and a .197 opponent batting average.

Workman, 29, has made 21 appearances for Boston this season, going 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA (6 ER/18.2 IP), a .217 opponent batting average, a 1.02 WHIP, 19 strikeouts, and four walks. The right-hander has also made 16 appearances for Pawtucket, posting a 4.03 ERA (13 ER/29.0 IP) with 32 strikeouts, five walks, and a .196 opponent batting average. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2015, Workman returned to the majors in 2017, recording a 3.18 ERA (14 ER/39.2 IP) in 33 relief appearances and earning the Red Sox Comeback Player of the Year Award from the Boston Baseball Writers.  

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Red Sox add second baseman Ian Kinsler to active 25-man roster

The Boston Red Sox today added second baseman Ian Kinsler to the active 25-man roster. He will wear number 5. To make room on the roster, the club optioned infielder Tzu-Wei Lin to Triple-A Pawtucket. 

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

The Boston Red Sox today added second baseman Ian Kinsler to the active 25-man roster. He will wear number 5. To make room on the roster, the club optioned infielder Tzu-Wei Lin to Triple-A Pawtucket. 

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Kinsler, 36, has hit .239 (85-for-355) with 20 doubles, 13 home runs, and nine stolen bases in 91 games for the Angels this season. In 51 games since May 29, the right-handed batter has hit .286 (57-for-199) with an .866 OPS, including .417 (20-for-48) with a 1.137 OPS in his last 13 games. He won the American League's Rawlings Gold Glove Award for second base in 2016 and was once again a finalist for the award in 2017. Selected by Texas in the 17th round of the 2003 June Draft, Kinsler has been named to four American League All-Star teams (2008, '10, '12, '14) and has finished in the top 30 in MVP voting four times, including an 11th-place showing in 2011. 

Lin, 24, has gone 8-for-44 (.182) with two doubles in 20 games over four stints with Boston this season. He has also hit .315 (62-for-197) with five home runs in 49 games for Pawtucket, including .356 (53-for-149) in his last 36 games. The left-handed batter has hit safely in 30 of his last 31 games with the PawSox, including each of his last 14. Signed by Boston in 2012 as an international free agent, the Taiwanese native has hit .226 (21-for-93) in 42 major league games since his 2017 debut, making 14 starts at shortstop, six at third base, and five at second base.

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Red Sox acquire four-time All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler and cash considerations from Angels

Club sends Minor League pitchers Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez to Los Angeles

The Boston Red Sox today acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Minor League right-handed pitcher Ty Buttrey and Minor League left-handed pitcher Williams Jerez.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

The Boston Red Sox today acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Minor League right-handed pitcher Ty Buttrey and Minor League left-handed pitcher Williams Jerez.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Kinsler, 36, has hit .239 (85-for-355) with 20 doubles, 13 home runs, and nine stolen bases in 91 games for the Angels this season. In 51 games since May 29, the right-handed batter has hit .286 (57-for-199) with an .866 OPS, including .417 (20-for-48) with a 1.137 OPS in his last 13 games. He has made each of his 89 starts at second base, having never started at another defensive position in his 13-year major league career. He won the American League's Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2016 and was once again a finalist for the award in 2017.

Selected by Texas in the 17th round of the 2003 June Draft, Kinsler has been named to four American League All-Star teams (2008, '10, '12, '14) and has finished in the top 30 in MVP voting four times, including an 11th-place showing in 2011. He has appeared in 1,764 major league games with the Rangers (2006-13), Tigers (2014-17), and Angels (2018), totaling 1,911 hits, 398 doubles, 41 triples, and 247 home runs while batting .272 with a .785 OPS in his career. Since the start of 2006, he leads all major leaguers in runs scored (1,198).

In 37 career postseason games, Kinsler has hit .291 (39-for-134) with a .400 on-base percentage. He helped lead the Rangers to consecutive World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011, posting a .431 on-base percentage in 12 Fall Classic games. 

Buttrey, 25, has made 32 relief appearances for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2018, recording a 2.25 ERA (11 ER/44.0 IP) and going 1-for-4 in save opportunities with 64 strikeouts and 14 walks. Selected by Boston in the fourth round of the 2012 June Draft, the right-hander worked primarily as a starter until moving to the bullpen in June 2016. In 163 career minor league appearances (65 starts), he has gone 17-33 with a 3.97 ERA (200 ER/453.0 IP).

Jerez, 26, has also spent the entire 2018 season with Pawtucket, going 2-1 with five saves and a 3.63 ERA (21 ER/52.0 IP) in 34 relief outings for the PawSox. He has recorded 69 strikeouts and 24 walks while holding opponents to a .241 batting average. The Dominican Republic native was selected by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2011 June Draft. In 167 career minor league games (all in relief), the left-hander is 14-14 with a 3.38 ERA (114 ER/303.1 IP).

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Red Sox place third baseman Rafael Devers on 10-day disabled list

Club recalls infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket

Prior to today's game against the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox placed third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. To fill Devers' spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket. 

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Prior to today's game against the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox placed third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. To fill Devers' spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket. 

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Devers, 21, has hit .245 (90-for-367) with 15 home runs, 21 doubles, 52 RBI, and 45 runs scored in 96 games for the Red Sox this season, starting 93 of the club's games at third base and one at designated hitter. In 38 games since June 6, he has batted .279 (41-for-147) with a .790 OPS. Devers has hit safely in each of his last five games, going 7-for-19 (.368) in that time. Signed by Boston as an international free agent in 2013, the Dominican native has hit .260 (153-for-589) with 25 home runs and 82 RBI in 154 career big league games. 

Lin, 24, has gone 8-for-44 (.182) with two doubles in 19 games over three stints with Boston this season. He has also hit .315 (62-for-197) with five home runs in 49 games for Pawtucket, including .356 (53-for-149) in his last 36 games. The left-handed batter has hit safely in 30 of his last 31 games with the PawSox, including each of his last 14. Signed by Boston in 2012 as an international free agent, the Taiwanese native has hit .226 (21-for-93) in 41 major league games since his 2017 debut, making 14 starts at shortstop, six at third base, and five at second base.

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Red Sox add right-handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to active 25-man roster

Club options right-handed pitcher Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket

The Boston Red Sox today added right-handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to the active major league roster. He will wear number 17. To make room, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket. 

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

The Boston Red Sox today added right-handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to the active major league roster. He will wear number 17. To make room, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket. 

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Eovaldi (ee-VAUL-dee), 28, was acquired by the Red Sox yesterday from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league left-handed pitcher Jalen Beeks. The right-hander went 3-4 with a 4.26 ERA (27 ER/57.0 IP) and a 0.98 WHIP in 10 starts for the Rays this season, striking out 53 batters and walking only eight. He most recently pitched Friday against the Miami Marlins and did not factor into the decision, allowing one run in 6.0 innings with eight strikeouts and zero walks. Among pitchers with at least 50.0 innings in 2018, Eovaldi owns the American League's third-highest strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.63) behind only Corey Kluber (7.44) and Justin Verlander (7.04). He has held right-handed hitters to a .207 batting average (24-for-116) and a .217 on-base percentage with 29 strikeouts against only two walks.

Workman, 29, has made 21 appearances for Boston this season, going 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA (6 ER/18.2 IP), a .217 opponent batting average, a 1.02 WHIP, 19 strikeouts, and four walks. Prior to being recalled by the Red Sox on June 5, the right-hander posted a 4.18 ERA (13 ER/28.0 IP) in 15 games for Pawtucket. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2015, Workman returned to the majors in 2017, recording a 3.18 ERA (14 ER/39.2 IP) in 33 relief appearances and earning the Red Sox Comeback Player of the Year Award from the Boston Baseball Writers. A member of the Red Sox' 2013 World Series championship club, he has made 93 appearances (18 starts) over parts of four major league seasons (2013-14, '17-18). 

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Wednesday's Orioles-Red Sox game postponed due to rain

Teams will play split-admission doubleheader on Saturday, August 11

Wednesday's scheduled game between the Orioles and Boston Red Sox has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as the first game of a split (separate-admission) doubleheader on Saturday, August 11.

The first game of the doubleheader on August 11 will begin at 1:05 p.m. ET. The second game will begin as scheduled at 7:05 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on MASN2 and on the Orioles Radio Network, including the flagship station 105.7 The Fan.

Wednesday's scheduled game between the Orioles and Boston Red Sox has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as the first game of a split (separate-admission) doubleheader on Saturday, August 11.

The first game of the doubleheader on August 11 will begin at 1:05 p.m. ET. The second game will begin as scheduled at 7:05 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on MASN2 and on the Orioles Radio Network, including the flagship station 105.7 The Fan.

Separate admission is required for each game. Tickets and prepaid parking passes for Wednesday's postponed game will be automatically honored for the 1:05 p.m. game on August 11 and do not need to be exchanged.

Fans unable to attend the makeup game can exchange their July 25 game tickets for any remaining home game this season on a "dollar-for-dollar" basis. All exchanges are subject to availability and must be completed before August 11. Complimentary tickets are non-exchangeable. Fans who purchased tickets via StubHub for the July 25 game will need to contact StubHub directly regarding their policy for postponed events. Fans that purchased Bark at Oriole Park ticket packages will receive a separate email regarding exchange policies.

Ticket exchanges can be performed at the Oriole Park Box Office or submitted in writing along with the original tickets and mailed via certified mail by August 11, 2018 to:

 

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Attention: July 25 Rainout

333 West Camden Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

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