Boston Red Sox

AL East

Mookie Betts (foot) is unlikely to return before the weekend, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. (Source: Bill Koch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: An MRI taken Monday on Betts' ailing left foot showed only inflammation, but he has some lingering discomfort and could be limited over what remains of the regular season. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates concerning his status.

Category: Injury Updates


Rafael Devers went 1-for-3 with a walk and solo home run Wednesday in a loss against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Devers hit his first home run since September 3 as the 22-year-old third baseman has been in a mini-slump. Overall Devers is having an MVP caliber year with a .310 with 30 home runs, 119 runs scored and 108 RBI across 146 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Jackie Bradley went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk while scoring two runs as the Red Sox lost to the Giants on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Bradley homered in a second straight game Wednesday against the Giants. The veteran outfielder now has 20 on the season with 54 RBI but is hitting just .224 at the plate. Bradley is only worth owning in deeper fantasy formats.

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J.D. Martinez (groin) is on the bench as expected Wednesday against the Giants, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez exited the 15-inning loss on Tuesday in the bottom of the sixth after experiencing left groin tightness following his second plate appearance of the night. With the team out of playoff contention look for the Red Sox to be cautious with the veteran slugger.

Category: Injury Updates


Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-6 with two walks on Tuesday as the Red Sox lost to the Giants in a game that went 15 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Bogaerts has been in a mini-slump hitting .213 with no home runs and three RBI over his last 12 games. But overall the shortstop is having an outstanding season at the plate with a .304 with 31 home runs, 106 RBI and 104 runs scored.

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Sam Travis left Tuesday's game against the Giants with a head injury, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Travis hit a triple and was hit on the head by the throw to third after his helmet had fallen off. It was apparently a pretty scary moment, but he was able to walk off under his own power. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he is "OK" but will be run through concussion protocol. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Category: Injury Updates


David Price (wrist) could be shut down for the season, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. (Source: Bill Koch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Price is dealing with triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) cyst in his left wrist and he is still struggling to throw breaking balls without pain. Look for the team to make a decision in the next day or two and fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates.

Category: Injury Updates


Nathan Eovaldi allowed five earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six across four innings Tuesday against the Giants. He did not factor in the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Eovaldi continues to be disappointing this season for the Red Sox and fantasy owners. The 29-year-old starter owns a 6.19 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 56 2/3 innings this season. Eovaldi will look to get back on track in his next start, currently scheduled for Sunday at Tampa Bay.

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Jhoulys Chacin is scheduled to serve as the Red Sox's opening pitcher Wednesday against the Giants. (Source: mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: Chacin has looked good since joining the Red Sox this month. The veteran pitcher has made three appearances (two starts), pitching 5 2/3 scoreless innings. Look for Chacin to go 2-3 innings on Wednesday.


Brandon Workman threw a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Phillies, striking out two and walking one to record his 13th save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Workman has solidified the closer role for the remainder of the season for the Red Sox. The veteran reliever now has 13 saves on the year with a 2.07 ERA with 93 strikeouts in 65 1/3 total innings for the year.

Category: Game Recaps


Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 12 batters over 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Phillies, allowing just a single run on four hits and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez has been the best pitcher on the Red Sox staff this season. The 26-year-old lefty is now 17-6 with a 3.64 ERA and 189 strikeouts over 185 1/3 innings for the season and will be a must-own pitcher going into the 2020 season.

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Andrew Benintendi is not in Saturday's lineup in Philadelphia, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports. (Source: Christopher Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the team playing in an NL park the Red Sox are moving J.D. Martinez to the outfield and sitting Benintendi on Saturday. He should be back in the lineup on Sunday.


Rick Porcello gave up six runs in four innings against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing seven hits and striking out one batter.

Fantasy Impact: Porcello continues his disappointing season with the rough start on Sunday. The loss puts the veteran righty at 12-12 on the year with a 5.83 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. Porcello will face the Phillies in his next start and should be avoided by fantasy owners.

Category: Game Recaps


Travis Lakins struck out three over two perfect innings while functioning as the Red Sox opener against the Yankees on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Lakins looked good against a tough Yankee lineup and may get another opportunity to open for the team. On the year Lakins now has a 4.15 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 13/8 K/BB ratio across 17 1/3 innings.

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Mitch Moreland went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in a 6-1 win over the Yankees on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Moreland has been disappointing this year with injuries and his bat. On the season the veteran slugger is hitting just .248 but has put up solid power numbers with 15 home runs and 49 RBI over 75 games.

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Michael Chavis (shoulder/oblique) suffered a setback and is unlikely to return this season. (Source: Chris Cotiillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chavis has been sidelined since mid-August with a sprained shoulder, he was originally scheduled to return this weekend before suffering a right oblique injury. It has been reported that the Red Sox are not optimistic about Chavis returning this season. Brock Holt and Marco Hernandez will continue to fill in at second base for the Red Sox down the stretch.

Category: Injury Updates


Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 with a double, drove in a run and scored a run in the Red Sox win over the Twins on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Vazquez is having his best season with the bat in 2019. He has career highs in homers and RBIs with 19 and 59. The veteran catcher is definitely worth owning in 14 team leagues and deeper.

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Boston transferred Chris Sale (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Sunday. (Source: Red Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sale has been ruled out for the season so this move was done to make room for some other players. The veteran lefty is expected to avoid Tommy John surgery after Dr. Andrews confirmed the original diagnosis of elbow inflammation. Sale's treatment plan could change, however, if he doesn't respond well to non-surgical recovery methods.

Category: Injury Updates


Andrew Cashner pitched four scoreless innings of relief, allowing only two walks while striking out three in Friday's 7-6 win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Cashner improved his record to 11-7 on the season as the veteran starter was moved to the bullpen after having struggles as a starter. If he can continue to pitch well he could get moved back in the rotation.

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Brian Johnson (1-3) took the loss against San Diego on Sunday, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out one over three innings.

Fantasy Impact: With the Red Sox starting rotation dealing with multiple injuries, Johnson was needed once again to make a spot start. The lefty may be needed for another one and it looks like he may go on Sunday when the team faces the Angels. Fantasy owners should leave Johnson on the wire.

Category: Game Recaps