Boston Red Sox

AL East

Chris Sale gave up two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out 10 batters over six innings as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 7-2 score.

Fantasy Impact: Sale has pitched better than his 3-7 record may indicate. The lefty has a 3.49 ERA to go with a 0.97 WHIP and 130/21 K/BB ratio across 90 1/3 innings. Sale has a good matchup when he takes on the Blue Jays at home on Friday.

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Jackie Bradley went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 13-2 win over Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: Bradley has been dealing with a season-long slump at the plate may finally be snapping out of it. The veteran outfielder is hitting .421 with two home runs and two stolen bases over the last five games. Bradley is not worth picking up in standard leagues but owners in deeper formats may want to grab him.

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Brock Holt went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and three runs scored Friday night against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Holt has been solid in a utility role for the Red Sox this season. The veteran is hitting .288 with a .364 on-base percentage, one home run, and nine RBI over 19 games. Holt does not play every day which limits his fantasy value.

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Michael Chavis went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, a walk and two runs scored Friday against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Chavis had been mired in a slump but looks to be breaking out of it going hitting 5-for-16 over the last four games. The rookie is now hitting .253 with a .341 on-base percentage, 12 home runs and 34 RBI over 50 games.

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J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two walks in Friday's 13-2 win over the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez is hot at the plate and has hit three home runs in the last two games. On the season the veteran slugger is now hitting .306 with a .384 on-base percentage, 15 homers, and 38 RBI. Martinez should be started and owned in all fantasy leagues.

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Eduardo Rodriguez gave up just one run on six hits and struck out four over seven innings Friday in a 13-2 win over the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez continues to be inconsistent on the mound for the Red Sox. He is now 7-4 with the win and has a 4.67 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 84 strikeouts in 79 innings pitched. Rodriguez's next scheduled appearance is for Wednesday in Minnesota.

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Mookie Betts sitting on Friday

Fri, Jun 14th 4:14pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma

Mookie Betts is absent from Friday’s lineup versus the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: It’s a routine day of rest for the reigning MVP, who has been struggling this month. J.D. Martinez is in right field and Michael Chavis is Leading off in his absence.


Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and delivered a go-ahead home run in a 7-6 victory over the Rangers on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Bogaerts has been outstanding at the plate this year batting .295 with a .379 on-base percentage, 14 home runs, 44 RBI and 53 runs scored in 67 games. Bogaerts is a must-own at shortstop in all fantasy leagues.

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Rafael Devers went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 7-6 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: After winning AL player of the month for May, Devers has been struggling in the month of June. The 22-year-old third baseman is hitting just .133 over 12 games for the month. Devers should turn things around and he should be owned in all leagues.

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David Price lasted just 1 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Thursday, giving up six earned runs on five hits, striking out two and walking one as the Red Sox eventually pulled out a 7-6 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Price has been having a great season before the start on Thursday and the loss bumped up his ERA to from 2.70 before the game to 3.52 afterward. Fantasy owners should not panic and the veteran lefty will look to bounce back in his next matchup which is against the hot-hitting Twins.

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Rick Porcello allowed just two runs on five hits with no walks and struck out six over 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday, but didn't factor in the decision against the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Porcello pitched a solid game and came away with a quality start for fantasy owners. The veteran starter now has a 4.69 ERA with a 66/24 K/BB ratio over 80 2/3 innings. Porcello faces the Twins in his next start on Monday.

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Andrew Benintendi went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored before being ejected from Tuesday's 9-5 loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Benintendi grounded out in the fifth inning and got tossed after arguing with the umps. It was the first ejection of his career. The 24-year-old outfielder is hitting .267 with seven home runs, 28 RBI and 34 runs scored.

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Darwinzon Hernandez has been recalled from Double-A to start for the Red Sox on Tuesday versus the Rangers. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has an exciting arm from the left side, striking out 59 batters in 40 1/3 innings in Double-A this season. However, the 22-year-old has also walked 32 while posting a 5.13 ERA. He isn't a recommended fantasy option for this matchup.

Category: Transactions


The Red Sox placed Ryan Brasier on the bereavement/family medical emergency list. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brasier will be away from the team for 24-72 hours. His shine as a fantasy asset had faded, however, as he is no longer getting the majority of save chances.

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Triston Casas went 4-for-5 with a homer and a double on Monday for Low-A Greenville.

Fantasy Impact: It's the 11th homer of the year for Casas, who's batting .270 with an .867 OPS in his first full season as a professional. The 19-year-old was Boston's first round pick last year and looks like an exciting option to start adding in serious dynasty leagues. He's expected to be a corner infielder in the majors at some point.

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Matt Barnes gave up two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one through 2/3 of an inning of relief work against the Rangers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The Red Sox have been using a committee at closer this season and Barnes was called on to save the game on Monday but failed to protect the lead. The team may turn to someone else when the next opportunity arises but Barnes will still in the mix for holds and is worth owning in leagues that count both holds and saves.

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The Red Sox cleared Steve Pearce (back) to resume baseball activities Sunday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. (Source: Jen McCaffrey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pearce went on the IL after suffering a back strain on May 31st. The veteran slugger sounds like he is getting close to a rehab date. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates with Pearce to see if his timetable becomes clearer.

Category: Injury Updates


Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday as he continues his recovery from elbow surgery, but he has suffered a setback, according to Red Sox beat writer Pete Abraham. Eovaldi is reportedly dealing with biceps soreness, and his next bullpen session has been pushed back. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This could just be the Red Sox taking a cautious approach with Eovaldi, but any kind of arm soreness is concerning for a pitcher working their way back from injury. Monitor his status this week for an update but expect for the Red Sox to give him at least a few days off from throwing.

Category: Injury Updates


Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland was placed on the 10-day injured list with a quad injury on Saturday after leaving Friday night's game against the Rays with quad tightness. Infielder Marco Hernandez was recalled from Pawtucket to take Moreland's place on the roster. Red Sox beat writer Chris Cotillo added on Twitter that the "Moreland injury could be at least semi-serious. He’s meeting with doctors and undergoing tests today. Cora doesn’t think quad is torn, but this could be an extended absence." (Source: Chris Cotillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Friday was Moreland's first game back from the injured list after dealing with a back injury, and he was not even able to make it through his first game before leaving with a new injury. Cotillo's report on Twitter seems to indicate that this could be a significant injury, rather than just tightness that would result in the minimum stay on the 10-day injured list. Michael Chavis will likely handle the bulk of the first base duties in Moreland's absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Steven Wright (suspension) is expected to report to one of the Red Sox's minor-league affiliates to begin a rehab assignment June 10, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. (Source: WEEI)

Fantasy Impact: Wright was suspended 80 games before the season for PEDs. The 34-year-old will be eligible to rejoin the Red Sox on June 25. Wright has been working out at the Red Sox's extended spring training facility in Florida and with his rehab assignment should be ready to go. It remains to be seen what role the veteran will play and for now fantasy owners should leave him on the wire.