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Injuries & Roster Moves: Weber recalled

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Keep track of the Red Sox recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

Brasier 'stable' after getting hit in face

June 4, 2021

NEW YORK -- For veteran reliever Ryan Brasier, it has been one thing after another that has prevented his return to the Red Sox. The latest roadblock? A scary incident that took place on Friday, when the righty was belted on the upper right side of his face by a

Sale throwing, 'feels like a pitcher again'

May 23, 2021

For all the gratifying daily events that have been taking place for the Red Sox of late, one of the most important developments is happening behind the scenes in Fort Myers, Fla. That is where Chris Sale is taking a subtle yet important step in his rehab from Tommy John

Sale throws off mound; Duran timetable

May 4, 2021

BOSTON -- Red Sox lefty Chris Sale reached a milestone in his recovery from Tommy John surgery on Tuesday when he took "a few throws off the mound" in Fort Myers, Fla., according to chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom. "He did get up off a mound today, really more just

Santana set to play in Minors games for Sox

May 1, 2021

Danny Santana, a veteran player who belted 28 homers for the Rangers two years ago, will take a step closer to joining the Red Sox when he starts playing in Minor League games on Tuesday for High-A Greenville. The Sox signed Santana in March to a Minor League deal that

Notes: E-Rod on IL; drama builds on closer

April 1, 2021

BOSTON -- The Red Sox have set their plan in motion with ace Eduardo Rodriguez. It started with the lefty going on the injured list retroactive to Monday with left elbow inflammation and will continue with a simulated game at the alternate training site in Worcester, Mass., on Friday. If

Notes: Barnes 'relieved' to get cleared

March 30, 2021

Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes was stunned to learn that his COVID-19 PCR test taken on Thursday came back positive. Barnes was far less stunned when, two days into his quarantine, he was cleared to return to action with his test being ruled a non-infectious positive. “Being the union rep,

E-Rod has 'dead arm'; Eovaldi in for opener

March 27, 2021

The Red Sox have a new Opening Day starter. Eduardo Rodriguez, who had been announced as the club’s starter for the opener against the Orioles, is dealing with “dead arm” according to manager Alex Cora, so Nathan Eovaldi will draw the Opening Day assignment Thursday at Fenway Park. “The way

Barnes tests positive for COVID-19

Righty reliever to miss Opening Day; Andriese scratched from Saturday start, Politi gets call
March 27, 2021

Red Sox manager Alex Cora was just days away from making a decision on who his closer would be for the start of the 2021 season. Instead, the decision was made for him. Cora revealed on Saturday morning that closer candidate Matt Barnes, perceived by some as the favorite to

Vázquez's status for Opening Day in flux

Backstop sustains eye laceration, but Cora confident he'll emerge OK
March 25, 2021

The Red Sox had a scary moment on one of their backfields Thursday afternoon when catcher Christian Vázquez was struck in the face during a team drill and suffered a contusion and laceration under his left eye. Vázquez, one of Boston’s core players, was hit by a thrown ball, causing

Bush: Sale 'moving forward at a good pace'

March 24, 2021

With Opening Day eight days away, Red Sox pitching coach Dave Bush provided updates on the state of his staff during a 20-minute Zoom call Wednesday. Included was a progress report on ace Chris Sale, who is on the comeback trail from Tommy John surgery. “He’s doing well. He’s throwing

Franchy set to debut; Duran puts on a show

March 19, 2021

There has been much intrigue surrounding talented outfielder Franchy Cordero since the Red Sox acquired him last month from the Royals for Andrew Benintendi. And on Saturday, Cordero's power bat will at last be on display in a Grapefruit League game, as Boston manager Alex Cora said Cordero will be

Bogaerts' shoulder sore; closing thoughts

March 1, 2021

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox shortstop and team leader Xander Bogaerts didn't play in the first two Grapefruit League games, and it could be a bit before he makes his debut this spring. The reason? Right shoulder soreness. "We do feel that he's progressing right now," said Red Sox

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