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Rafael Devers left Wednesday's game with an apparent hamstring injury. Devers was rubbing his right hamstring after running the bases. It sounds like it was precautionary after playing in both doubleheader games. (Source: Bill Koch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Devers had two hits in each game on Wednesday with a double in each. He is hitting well in July with a .313 batting average and 1.039 OPS, so hopefully, he just needs a day or two off.

Category: Injury Updates


Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts (wrist) is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Boston has a doubleheader today, so it's unclear if he'll be able to play in the nightcap. For now, the wrist injury is considered a day-to-day issue.

Category: Injury Updates


Hunter Renfroe had yet another solid performance on Monday. He went 2-for-3 with a walk, and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Renfroe has been a diamond in the rough this season for both the Red Sox, and for fantasy managers. We always knew the power was there, but Renfroe has been hitting for more contact as of late. He should be owned in all leagues of 12-teams or more.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Verdugo went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs, and two runs scored on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Verdugo has been moved down in the order in response to Jarren Duran being called up and taking over the two hole. This may cap Verdugo's ability to score runs, but he is still a great all-around bat that should be in line for more RBI chances.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Barnes threw a clean inning on Monday against Toronto en route to earning his 22nd save of 2021.

Fantasy Impact: Barnes now owns a 2.36 ERA, a 1.75 xERA, and a 2.08 FIP. In other words, he has been elite, and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Category: Game Recaps


Nick Pivetta went 4.2 innings, allowed six hits, four earned runs, and struck out three on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: We are starting to see that this mid to low 4.00s ERA is simply just who Pivetta might be. There will be nights where he will get you double digit strikeouts, but its not going to be smooth sailing every time he takes the bump. His 3.97 xERA and 4.31 FIP suggest that there is not a lot of bad luck involved either.

Category: Game Recaps


Martin Perez took the no-decision on Sunday against the Yankees. He went six innings, allowing six hits, three earned runs, and six strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Perez is a formidable back end of the rotation starter, but given his lack of a strikeout ceiling, he is not a dependable everyday starter in most fantasy leagues. However, he can be used as a streamer in deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Red Sox LHP Chris Sale (elbow) will make his next rehab start on Saturday for Triple-A Worcester. (Source: Jason Mastrodonato on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This could wind up being his final rehab start before rejoining Boston's rotation. He was dominant on Sunday for Double-A Portland, striking out nine over 3 2/3 innings pitched. The Red Sox want him to be fully stretched out before returning, but it sounds as if that'll happen sooner rather than later.

Category: Injury Updates


Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez will return to the mound for his scheduled start on Thursday. (Source: Jen McCaffrey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez was forced to exit his last start with migraine symptoms but is on track to make his next start. He'll be sandwiched by Tanner Houck on Wednesday and Martin Perez on Friday.

Category: Injury Updates


J.D. Martinez went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the Red Sox 4-3 loss on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: J.D. has had yet another great season thus far. He is now hitting .302 with 20 home runs and 64 RBIs in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Nathan Eovaldi had a very productive outing against the Yankees on Saturday. The right handed went 7.2 innings, allowed seven hits, two earned runs, and struck out eight

Fantasy Impact: Eovaldi has been pitching like a front end of the rotation kind of guy lately. The Red Sox need him to continue this type of production as they make their playoff push. While the WHIP is never going to be great for Eovaldi, he owns a 3.49 ERA with high strikeout potential. It is safe to start him in nearly all matchups at this point.

Category: Game Recaps


Kike Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez simply continues to produce out of the leadoff spot for Boston. We have said this before, but his biggest appeal is his run production due to his spot in the order. He is a serviceable 4th or 5th outfielder in deeper leagues because of this.

Category: Game Recaps


Jarren Duran went 2-for-3 with a walk, and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: The Red Sox management must have a lot of faith in Duran, as they almost instantly plugged him into the two hole in their lineup. It has been a small sample size but he has been productive in that time. The ceiling is certainly enticing and he should be owned everywhere.

Category: Game Recaps


Tanner Houck was called upon to start Thursday’s game against the Yankees. He did not disappoint. He went 4.2 innings allowed two hits, zero earned runs, and struck out eight.

Fantasy Impact: Houck is now the proud owner of a 2.50 ERA. His usage is the big question mark here. It looks as if the Red Sox are attempting to stretch him out as a back end of the rotation starter. Given Garrett Richards struggles, it is likely Houck will replace him. If this is the case, he is definitely worth a speculative add due to the strikeout potential and the run support he should receive.

Category: Game Recaps


The Red Sox signed their first-round pick, SS Marcelo Mayer. (Source: Jim Callis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mayer receives $6.664 million, which is the full slot value for the No. 4 overall selection. This should be considered a big win for Boston, who can now go over slot for Jud Fabian and Nathan Hickey. Mayer was considered the top prospect in the 2021 class, and he's already a top-40 minor league talent in the eyes of many evaluators. Mayer comes in at No. 31 in Brendan Tuma's latest Top 100 prospect rankings.

Category: Transactions


The Red Sox placed Danny Santana (groin) on the 10-day IL. (Source: Chris Cotillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Santana suffered the injury in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays. Franchy Cordero has been recalled as a corresponding move.

Category: Injury Updates


Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports Franchy Cordero is expected to be called up from Triple-A Worcester on Thursday. (Source: Chris Cotillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A corresponding move hasn't been announced yet. Cordero was on fire in June, but he has cooled considerably at the plate as of late. Still, he has been working on playing first base in the minors and it seems as if Boston will give him a shot there leading up to this year's trade deadline.

Category: Transactions


Garrett Richards improved to 6-5 on Wednesday in Buffalo, allowing four runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Richards struck out five and walked just one in the outing. He was done in by allowing three homers, but he looked as good as he has since the sticky stuff crackdown. Richards draws the Blue Jays again next week, but he still isn't a streaming option for fantasy purposes.

Category: Game Recaps


The Red Sox placed INF Christian Arroyo (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list. (Source: Christopher Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Arroyo is dealing with a hamstring strain after stretching a bit too far while playing first base on Sunday night. Danny Santana is expected to replace him on the active roster.

Category: Injury Updates


Marwin Gonzalez was removed from Sunday's game against the Phillies due to a right hamstring strain. (Source: Alex Speier on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez is likely headed for an IL stint as he was battling this hamstring problem all week. Jarren Duran or Franchy Cordero could be recalled from Triple-A.

Category: Injury Updates