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Vaughn Grissom said his current hamstring injury was result of other hamstring not being fully healed. (Source: Rob Bradford on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was reported on Monday that Grissom was progressing, but he is not ready for rehab games. He was overcompensating, so he'll need to get both hamstrings to full strength, not just one.

Category: Injury Updates


David Hamilton played a pivotal role in the Red Sox's 7-6 win over the Blue Jays, delivering when it counted.

Fantasy Impact: Hamilton went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. His solo shot contributed crucially to the narrow margin of victory, showcasing his ability to perform in clutch situations. With a batting average of .282 over 54 games this season, Hamilton has been a reliable asset for fantasy managers, especially considering his speed, evidenced by his 21 stolen bases. His power numbers are modest but growing, as indicated by his fourth homer of the season. While his strikeout rate remains a concern, his overall production, including a .338 wOBA, makes him a valuable middle infield option in most fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Rafael Devers went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Red Sox's 7-6 victory over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: This performance underscores his consistent power-hitting ability, as evidenced by his 15th homer of the season. Devers's ability to drive in runs and score is pivotal for fantasy managers, especially in leagues that value RBI and runs heavily. His season batting average of .282, coupled with a solid .379 wOBA, indicates that he remains a reliable option in fantasy lineups. While his strikeout rate might raise some concerns, his overall production should keep him firmly entrenched in fantasy rosters.

Category: Game Recaps


Triston Casas underwent an MRI on his ribs Monday. (Source: Alex Speier on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Casas and the Red Sox are awaiting the results of the MRI, which should come in Tuesday. Fantasy managers should expect the Red Sox to announce Casas’ next steps shortly after.

Category: Injury Updates


The Red Sox have optioned Brad Keller to Triple-A Worcester. (Source: Jen McCaffrey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Keller pitched Sunday and allowed three earned runs in one inning of work. The Red Sox sent the veteran down to bring up a pair of fresh arms for their bullpen.

Category: Transactions


The Red Sox have optioned Cam Booser to Triple-A Worcester. (Source: Jen McCaffrey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Booser will head to the minors after pitching in each of the last three games. He will remain a depth option for the Red Sox and will likely be brought back up this season.

Category: Transactions


The Red Sox have recalled Josh Winckowski from Triple-A Worcester. (Source: Jen McCaffrey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Winckowski and Isaiah Campbell will provide the Red Sox with fresh arms in the bullpen. The 25-year-old has a 3.33 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP in 12 games with Boston this season.

Category: Transactions


The Red Sox have recalled Isaiah Campbell from Triple-A Worcester. (Source: Jen McCaffrey on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Campbell and Jos Winckowski will provide fresh arms in the Boston bullpen. Campbell has a 12.79 ERA and a 2.05 WHIP in seven games with the Red Sox this season.

Category: Transactions


The Red Sox have recalled Tyler Heineman from Triple-A Worcester. (Source: Jen McCaffrey on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Heineman will join the roster and serve as the backup after the team placed Connor Wong on the paternity list. He is hitting .245, with two home runs, and 14 RBI this season in Triple-A.

Category: Transactions


The Red Sox have placed Connor Wong on the paternity list. (Source: Jen McCaffrey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wong will miss the next few days while on the paternity list. The Red Sox recalled Tyler Heineman to serve as the backup to Reese McGuire.

Category: Transactions


Wilyer Abreu is in the Red Sox lineup on Monday against the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Abreu saw two at-bats as a pinch-hitter on Sunday. He draws the start in right field and is batting third in the lineup for Boston.


Romy Gonzalez is not in the Red Sox lineup on Monday against the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez scored one run in Sunday's win over the Reds. David Hamilton slides over to second base in his absence for Boston.


Reese McGuire in lineup Monday

Mon, Jun 24th 2:45pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

Reese McGuire is in the Red Sox lineup on Monday against the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: McGuire draws the start in Monday's series opener against Toronto. He is just 3-for-22 at the plate so far in June.


Rob Refsnyder went 1-for-4 with two RBI on Sunday against the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Refsnyder returned from a knee injury he suffered earlier in the week. He blasted his third home run of the season in the sixth inning that extended the lead for Boston to 7-1.

Category: Game Recaps


Kenley Jansen earns save Sunday

Sun, Jun 23rd 5:54pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

Kenley Jansen recorded the save on Sunday against the Reds, working around one hit.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen needed just 12 pitches to earn his 15th save on the season and second in as many days.

Category: Game Recaps


The Red Sox are transferring the rehab assignment for Bryan Mata to Triple-A Worcester. (Source: Alex Speier on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mata threw five shutout innings over two appearances with Double-A Portland. He will continue his rehab assignment in Triple-A.

Category: Injury Updates


Masataka Yoshida is missing from the lineup for the Boston Red Sox against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Yoshida will take a seat on the bench against a left-handed starting pitcher, with Rob Refsnyder batting second and occupying the designated hitter spot for manager Alex Cora against the Reds Sunday.


Tyler O’Neill is back in the lineup for the Boston Red Sox against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: O’Neill returns after taking a seat on the bench for routine rest Saturday, patrolling right field and batting third against the Reds for manager Alex Cora Sunday.


Nick Pivetta had a rough outing, allowing three earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five over 4 1/3 innings in Saturday's narrow 4-3 victory over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the less-than-stellar performance, Pivetta's season stats remain respectable, with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP through 11 starts. His 10.0 K/9 indicates he can still rack up strikeouts, but his 4.52 FIP suggests some underlying issues that could be of concern for fantasy managers. Given these mixed signals, Pivetta remains a risky play in fantasy lineups, particularly in leagues that heavily penalize for earned runs and WHIP. His ability to strike out batters keeps him relevant, but managers should be cautious and monitor his performance closely in upcoming outings.

Category: Game Recaps


Dominic Smith went 1-for-2 with a home run and an RBI in the Red Sox's 4-3 win over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: His performance, highlighted by the solo home run, provided a crucial edge in the tightly contested game. Despite a modest season average of .230 and only his third homer of the year, this game could hint at a potential uptick in Smith's power numbers. However, fantasy managers should remain cautious, as his overall production has been inconsistent. His .304 wOBA suggests some effectiveness, but his low batting average and high strikeout rate might cap his fantasy ceiling. Keep an eye on Smith for signs of sustained improvement before considering him for a regular spot in fantasy lineups.

Category: Game Recaps