2B,SS - BOS
Red Sox second baseman Jeter Downs went 2-for-3 with a double and two-run homer against the Yankees on Sunday afternoon. He also struck out once. The 23-year-old accounted for all of Boston's run production as they fell to New York by a score of 13-2.
Downs is now 5-for-25 with four RBI, one walk, and 12 strikeouts through nine games this season. He should be left on waivers in all leagues.
Red Sox shortstop Jeter Downs, who was promoted from Triple-A on Saturday, entered the club's game against the Yankees as a pinch-runner for J.D. Martinez in the eighth inning. The contest ended up going to extra innings, and with a limited bench, Downs was kept in the lineup with runners on the corners and Boston trailing by two. He came through clutch, stroking an RBI single to right field for his first career MLB hit. He later scored the winning run as Boston ultimately defeated New York by a score of 6-5 in 10 innings.
Downs went 0-for-4 in his MLB debut on June 22. That had been his only taste of big-league action prior to tonight. With Rafael Devers banged up and Christian Arroyo landing on the IL, Downs' current stint in Boston should be longer than his first.
Jeter Downs was recalled from Triple-A Worcester on Saturday to replace Christian Arroyo on the active roster.
Downs is 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his only game at the major league level. In 67 games with Triple-A this season he is slashing .217/.339/.472, 16 home runs, and 32 RBIs. It remains to be seen if Downs will be in the everyday lineup, but dynasty managers should keep an eye on his usage going forward.
On Thursday, the Red Sox optioned SS Jeter Downs to Triple-A Worcester. Christian Arroyo will return and join the team in Cleveland in his place.
The 23-year-old struck out in three of his four at-bats in his first and only game in The Show. Downs returns to Worcester, where he has struggled this year, slashing .180/.297/.397 with 11 home runs and 11 RBI. Dynasty managers can move him back into their minor league slots, and he is droppable in any other format.
Red Sox infield prospect Jeter Downs made his debut against the Tigers on Wednesday, batting ninth and playing third base. He ultimately went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Boston defeated Detroit by a score of 6-2, completing a three-game sweep.
Downs, 23, nearly had a homer late in the game as he tried to wrap one around Pesky's Pole in right field, but it hooked foul too early. Acquired from the Dodgers in the Mookie Betts trade, Downs struggled over 152 games in Triple-A, hitting below the Mendoza line with 25 homers, 60 RBI, 63 walks, 200 strikeouts, and 29 stolen bases.