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Masataka Yoshida is back in the lineup for the Boston Red Sox against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday. (Source: Boston Red Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Yoshida returns after receiving Friday night’s contest off for rest purposes, occupying the designated hitter spot and batting cleanup for manager Alex Cora against the Orioles Saturday.

Alex Verdugo returns to the lineup for the Boston Red Sox against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday. (Source: Boston Red Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Verdugo is back after sitting out for rest reasons Friday night, patrolling right field and batting leadoff against the Orioles for manager Alex Cora Saturday.

Whitlock's solid performance further solidifies his role in the Boston bullpen, as he continues to provide valuable innings with a 5.15 ERA and 9.04 K/9 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: While his overall numbers may not be eye-popping, his ability to limit walks and generate swings-and-misses make him a viable fantasy option in deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Pivetta's stellar performance on Friday showcased his ability to miss bats, as he recorded double-digit strikeouts while allowing just two hits and one walk over seven scoreless innings.

Fantasy Impact: With a solid 4.04 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and impressive 11.5 K/9 on the season, Pivetta has emerged as a valuable fantasy option down the stretch, offering both strikeout upside and the potential for quality starts.

Category: Game Recaps

Story had a solid performance in Friday's game, going 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Although his season-long batting average remains low at .200, Story has shown some power with three home runs and has been a threat on the basepaths with 10 stolen bases. Story has only logged 150 at-bats this season but is finishing the year healthy, which is the most important thing for fantasy managers.

Category: Game Recaps

Despite a solid five innings pitched, Sale allowed three hits and one earned run, resulting in a 2-0 loss for the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: With a 4.30 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season, Sale's fantasy value remains uncertain as he has shown flashes of brilliance but has also struggled with command at times. His 11.0 K/9 and 4.31 strikeout-to-walk ratio are still impressive, but fantasy managers should approach Sale with caution moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Red Sox outfielder Ceddanne Rafaela is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Rays. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Rafaela didn't start on Tuesday but will return and hit leadoff against Rays righty Tyler Glasnow on Wednesday. The rookie has hit .294 with two homers and one steal across his first 23 big-league contests.

Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers is not in the starting lineup Wednesday versus the Rays. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Devers went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts on Tuesday and now has just two hits -- both singles -- over his last six games and 23 plate appearances. Still, he has hit .272 with 33 home runs across 149 games played.

Enmanuel Valdez had a standout performance in Tuesday's game against the Rays, driving in four runs on three hits, including a home run and a double.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his offensive contributions, the Red Sox ultimately fell short, losing 9-7. Valdez's impressive showing adds to his season-long stats, which now include a .273 batting average, 19 RBI, and six home runs in 44 games played. While his strikeout rate remains a concern, Valdez's ability to produce runs and hit for power makes him an intriguing fantasy option moving forward. Fantasy managers should keep an eye on his performance in the coming weeks to see if he can sustain this level of production.

Category: Game Recaps

Tanner Houck had a rough outing against the Rays on Tuesday, allowing 10 hits and six earned runs in just three innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: This performance significantly hurt his fantasy value going forward, as it increased his ERA to 5.31 and his WHIP to 1.41 for the season. While he has shown flashes of potential throughout the year, this game highlights his inconsistency and makes him a risky option for fantasy owners in the final stretch of the season.

Category: Game Recaps

The Red Sox activated Kenley Jansen from the COVID-19 IL Saturday. (Source: Red Sox on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has been out of action for 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19. The 35-year-old could be eased back into high leverage situations considering the long layoff.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Boston Red Sox infielder Luis Urias has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left calf strain. (Source: Chris Henrique on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Urias left a contest on Wednesday with left calf tightness while his placement on the injured list will likely end his season. Acquired from the Brewers prior to the trade deadline, Urias hit .225 with two homers across 32 games with the Red Sox this season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Adam Duvall continued his power surge on Wednesday, launching his 20th home run of the season and driving in three runs in the Red Sox's 15-5 loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Duvall's performance showcased his ability to provide much-needed run production for fantasy managers, as he now has 56 RBI on the season. While his batting average remains at .250, his power numbers and run production make him a valuable asset in deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said that Triston Casas shoulder injury imaging is still being reviewed by the medical staff, but he speculated that the rookie first baseman is unlikely to suit up again this season. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: “The doctors are looking at the MRI,” said Cora. “We’ll know more tonight or tomorrow. [Casas] likely won’t play again this season. He’s on the IL right now, so for him to ramp up again … it doesn’t really make sense.” He posted a .263/.367/.856 slash line this season for Boston with 24 home runs across 502 at-bats. He will look to build off this campaign next season.

Category: Injury Updates

Despite a strong performance by Brayan Bello, who recorded 10 strikeouts over 6 innings, the Red Sox fell to the Blue Jays by a score of 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: Bello's season-long numbers remain solid, with a 3.71 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 3.26 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Although he was unable to secure the win in this outing, Bello's consistent performance throughout the season has made him a reliable option for fantasy managers.

Category: Game Recaps

Kutter Crawford had a rough outing against the Yankees, lasting only 4.2 innings while allowing three hits, three walks, and one earned run.

Fantasy Impact: Despite recording seven strikeouts, Crawford was unable to keep the Red Sox in the game, resulting in a 4-1 loss. This performance highlights Crawford's ongoing inconsistency on the mound, as his season-long stats of a 4.26 ERA and 1.17 WHIP indicate. While his 9.16 K/9 and 3.45 strikeout-to-walk ratio are promising, fantasy managers should approach Crawford with caution, as his inability to consistently deliver quality starts raises concerns about his long-term fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps

James Paxton has been placed on the 15-day IL due to right knee inflammation. (Source: Alex Speier on X)

Fantasy Impact: Paxton had a rough day in his last start, giving up six runs in less than two innings. It's likely that his knee had something to do with that, as he has dealt with knee issues throughout the season. A timeline for a return is unclear, but it is very possible that his 2023 season is over.

Category: Injury Updates

Connor Wong had a solid performance in Friday's game against the Orioles, going 2-for-2 at the plate with a home run and an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his efforts, the Red Sox were unable to come out on top, losing to the Orioles by a score of 11-2. Wong's season-long stats show that he has been a consistent contributor, playing in 111 games and maintaining a .252 batting average. With nine home runs and 35 RBIs to his name, Wong has shown some power at the plate.

Category: Game Recaps

Wilyer Abreu is in the starting lineup for the Boston Red Sox against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Abreu will see the field with Alex Verdugo (hamstring) out Monday, starting in center field and batting leadoff for manager Alex Cora against the Rays.

Jarren Duran will have season-ending surgery on Wednesday to repair turf toe. (Source: Ian Browne on X)

Fantasy Impact: Duran has not played since August 20 due to his toe, and now his season will be forced to come to an end. He ends his third season with a .295/.346/.482 slash line as well as 8 home runs and 24 steals in 332 at bats.

Category: Injury Updates