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Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 at the plate with a solo home run in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Bogaerts finishes 2020 with a .300 average, 11 home runs, 28 RBI, 36 runs and eight stolen bases. The 27-year-old shortstop remains a top fantasy option at his position and should go high in 2021 fantasy drafts.

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J.D. Martinez went 1-for-5 at the plate with a two-run home run in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: MArtinez had a dissapointing season by his standards and finished with a .213 batting average, seven homers, 27 RBI, 22 runs scored and one stolen base in 237 plate appearances. Look for the veteran slugger to bounce back in 2021 and could be a value in fantasy drafts.

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Manager Ron Roenicke said Alex Verdugo isn't expected to play in Sunday's season finale in Atlanta, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. (Source: Bill Koch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Verdugo has been dealing with a hamstring issue and there is no need to have him risk further injury. The 24-year-old outfielder will finish 2020 with a .308 batting average, six homers, 16 doubles, 36 runs, 15 RBI, and four stolen bases in 53 games.


Michael Chavis went 1-for-4 at the plate and scored a run on Saturday as the Red Sox defeated the Braves by an 8-2 score.

Fantasy Impact: Chavis has been disappointing for fantasy owners in his second season. The 25-year-old infielder is hitting just .213 with five home runs, 18 RBI, and 15 runs scored over 153 plate appearances.

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Bobby Dalbec went 1-for-4 at the plate with a two-run homer in Saturday's 8-2 win over Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Dalbec has certainly shown some power in his major league debut this season. The rookie infielder is hitting .273 with a .356 on-base percentage, eight homers, 16 RBI, and 12 runs scored over 87 plate appearances.

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Christian Vazquez went 3-for-5 at the plate and hit a grand slam on Saturday in the Red Sox 8-2 win over Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Vazquez is hitting .283/.344/.457 with 22 runs scored, seven home runs, 23 RBI, and four stolen bases across 189 plate appearances on the season. The veteran catcher remains a must-own in all 12 team fantasy leagues and deeper.

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Tanner Houck allowed a run on three hits and three walks with 10 strikeouts over six innings in Saturday's win over Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Houck has been awesome since being called up from the minors and is 3-0 with a 0.53 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 21/9 K/BB ratio across 17 innings (three starts). The rookie looks like he has earned a spot in the rotation for 2021 and fantasy owners should keep an eye on him.

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Rafael Devers went 1-for-3 at the plate and scored a run while driving in two on Friday as the Red Sox lost 8-7 to the Braves in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Devers originally had the night off on Friday but came into play and ended up with three at-bats as the game went into extra innings. The 23-year-old third baseman is hitting .271 with 11 home runs and 41 RBI on the season.

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Jackie Bradley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, three runs scored, and a walk in Friday's 8-7 extra-innings loss to Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Bradley has been hot at the plate in September. For the month the veteran outfielder is hitting .321 with a .409 on-base percentage, four homers, 19 runs scored, and five stolen bases. Bradley should be started in fantasy and DFS while he is hot.

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Chris Mazza allowed a run on four hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in a no-decision versus the Braves on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: This matched the longest outing of the season for Mazza. The 30-year-old pitcher finishes 2020 with a 1-2 record, a 4.80 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, 29 strikeouts, and a 1-2 record in 30 innings across nine outings (six starts).

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Eduardo Rodriguez (myocarditis) has been cleared to resume walking in a couple of weeks. (Source: Alex Speier on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: E-Rod hasn't been able to do much physical activity since developing a heart issue following his COVID-19 diagnosis. The Red Sox are hoping the lefty can have a normal offseason entering 2021.

Category: Injury Updates


Martin Perez took the loss Thursday, coughing up six runs on nine hits and a walk over four innings in a 13-1 loss to the Orioles. He struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: Perez finishes 2020 with a 3-5 record with a 4.50 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 46 strikeouts in 62 innings. The 29-year-old will be a free agent this winter and it remains to be seen if Perez stays in Boston for another year.

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Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke says Chris Sale (elbow) has started his throwing program and that his arm feels great. (Source: Alex Speier on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Roenicke added that Sale still has a long road ahead of him in his return from Tommy John surgery, which is true. It was already reported that Sale was playing catch early in September, so perhaps he has ramped up the intensity a bit as of late. The lanky southpaw is aiming to return within the first couple months of the 2021 campaign.

Category: Injury Updates


Kevin Plawecki went 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI in Wednesday's 9-1 win over the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Plawecki has a solid season as the backup to Christian Vazquez at the catcher position. The 29-year-old veteran is hitting .311 with a homer, 16 RBI, six runs scored, and a stolen base in 21 games this season.

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Nathan Eovaldi pitched six shutout innings, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out eight in a win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Eovaldi finishes the season with a 4-2 record and a 3.72 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 52:7 K:BB across 48 1/3 innings. The 30-year-old starter will have a spot in the rotation in 2021 and is worth owning in 12 team leagues and deeper.

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Matt Barnes picked up the save Tuesday against the Orioles after recording the final out of the game as the Red Sox won by an 8-3 score.

Fantasy Impact: Barnes is now 9-for-13 in save opportunities for the season. The 30-year-old reliever should remain the closer for the team for the rest of the year and should be owned in most fantasy leagues.

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Nick Pivetta earned the win Tuesday against the Orioles. He allowed one run on four hits and three walks while fanning eight across five innings.

Fantasy Impact: Pivetta was acquired from the Phillies earlier in the season and has been at the team's alternate camp before being recalled ahead of Tuesday's start. The 27-year-old righty could be in line to pitch in the team's season finale Sunday against Atlanta.

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Christian Arroyo was removed from Saturday's game against the Yankees with back spasms, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. (Source: Bill Koch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Arroyo struck out in both of his plate appearances before exiting the contest with the injury. The 25-year-old infielder should be considered day-to-day for now and fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates.

Category: Injury Updates


The Red Sox placed INF Yairo Munoz on the 10-day IL with back spasms. (Source: Ian Browne on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Munoz hit .333 in limited action this year. He could have a bench role with the club in 2021.

Category: Injury Updates


Mike Kickham gave up six earned runs on seven hits while striking out three batters over just 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Kickham is now 1-1- with an 8.49 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, and 15 strikeouts over 11 2/3 innings over four appearances. The 31-year-old may get another start but isn't worth picking up in any fantasy leagues.

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