Boston Red Sox

AL East

Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 at the plate with a walk while scoring a run and driving in two as the Red Sox beat the Tigers by an 11-4 score on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Vazquez started the season off slow but has his batting average up to .222 and has four home runs, 13 RBI and 10 runs scored. The veteran catcher is worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues but does not hit enough to be picked up in standard formats.

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Jackie Bradley went 2-for-5 at the plate with two RBI on Wednesday as the Red Sox beat the Tigers by an 11-4 score.

Fantasy Impact: This was one of Bradley's most productive games at the plate this season. The veteran outfielder is off to a rough start hitting just .153 with a .215 on-base percentage. Fantasy owners in standard and 12 team leagues should be dropping Bradley for a hot bat on the waiver wire.

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Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 11-4 win over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Betts has been struggling at the plate so hopefully Wednesdays performance is a sign that things are turning around. Betts is hitting .250 with a .364 on-base percentage with four home runs, 11 RBI and 18 runs scored this season.

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J.D. Martinez went 3-for-5 at the plate with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Wednesday's 11-4 win over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez is off to a great start at the plate this season. The veteran slugger is hitting .344 with a .430 on-base percentage with four home runs, 12 RBI and 13 runs scored. Martinez should be started and owned in all fantasy leagues.

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Eduardo Rodriguez (2-2) picked up the win in Wednesday's 11-4 victory over the Tigers, giving up one run on two hits and three walks over six innings while striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners will be happy to see Rodriguez come out with a quality start as the lefty has struggled this season. Rodriguez now has a 5.88 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 28 strikeouts over 26 innings. Rodriguez will make his next start on Monday, at home against the A's.

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Hector Velazquez (0-2) allowed three runs on three hits with five strikeouts and two walks across 3 1/3 innings during a loss in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Velazquez is joining the Red Sox rotation with Nathan Eovaldi out for a while with an elbow issue. The 30-year-old righty has a 3.94 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 15 strikeouts in 16 innings. Velazquez is more of a deeper league add for fantasy owners.

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Michael Chavis went 2-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run in a 4-2 loss during the second game of a doubleheader against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Chavis is a top prospect in the Red Sox organization who got the call up with the team dealing with multiple injuries. Once these players get back on the field look for Chavis to go back to the minors for more seasoning. He is a good short term add in deeper leagues.

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Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 at the plate with two solo home runs in Boston's 7-4 loss to the Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Bogaerts has been one of the most consistent hitters in the Red Sox lineup this season. The veteran shortstop is hitting .288 with four home runs, 12 RBI, and 14 runs scored in 22 games played. Bogaerts should be owned in all fantasy leagues.

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Chris Sale gave up two earned runs on five hits over five innings. He struck out 10 and walked two as the Red Sox lost 7-4 to the Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Sale has looked better in his last two appearances but his numbers don't show it as the lefty is now 0-4 with an 8.50 ERA on the season. Sale next faces the Rays at home on Sunday.

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Nathan Eovaldi underwent a successful surgical procedure on his right elbow on Tuesday. The pitcher's procedure was needed to remove loose bodies from his elbow. The Red Sox expect Eovaldi to miss six weeks. (Source: MassLive.com: Chris Cotillo)

Fantasy Impact: Eovaldi should be back in 2019 but is reportedly six weeks away. Eovaldi had the same surgery last season and missed two months, however that procedure was done while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Redraft leagues can hold onto him if there is an IL-spot available; if not, cut ties and look elsewhere.

Category: Injury Updates


Mitch Moreland is not starting in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Detroit. Moreland left Sunday's game with back spasms.

Fantasy Impact: Moreland is still day-to-day and will likely miss both games on Tuesday. Managers can remove him from the lineup with confidence. With Moreland shelved, Steve Pearce will start at first and Christian Vazquez will DH.

Category: Injury Updates


Brock Holt (eye) is scheduled to take batting practice Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. (Source: Chris Cotillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Holt is on the IL dealing with a scratched cornea. The fact he is having batting practice is a good sign he will be ready to play soon. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates regarding Holt.

Category: Injury Updates


Rafael Devers is out of the Red Sox starting lineup Monday against the Tigers according to Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. (Source: Jason Mastrodonato on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Devers has been struggling at the plate and has dropped from third to sixth in the lineup. The 22-year-old third baseman has a ton of upside and fantasy owners should remain patient as he will turn things around.


Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-6 at the plate with a stolen base in Sunday's extra-innings win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Benintendi is starting to heat up at the plate and is hitting .333 with a .400 on-base percentage over the last six games he has played. The buy low on Benintendi may be closing fast and fantasy owners should be trying to grab the 24-year-old outfielder.

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Ryan Brasier struck out one in a perfect 11th inning to earn the save over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Brasier looks firmly entrenched as the Red Sox closer and had three saves over the weekend against the Rays. The veteran reliever also has a 1.59 ERA and 11:2 K:BB in 11 1/3 innings this season. Brasier should be picked up if he is still on the wire.

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David Price gave up two runs on five hits and struck out 10 batters while walking two over five innings as the Red Sox beat the Rays in extra innings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Price has pitched well in his last two starts and now has a 3.75 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 30/5 K/BB ratio over four appearances. The veteran lefty will face the Rays again on Friday at home.

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Rick Porcello struck out five hitters while allowing two runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings, but did not factor in the decision against the Rays on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Porcello's best outing of the season and just missed a quality start by an out. The veteran righty is off to a rough start with an 0-3 record, 8.47 ERA, 2.41 WHIP and 13 walks over four starts. Porcello faces the Tigers at home in his next start.

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Matt Barnes pitched one inning of relief striking out two of the three batters he faced and picked up a hold as the Red Sox beat the Rays by a 6-4 score.

Fantasy Impact: Barnes went into the season as the favorite to close out games for the Red Sox but has been used in multiple situations and Ryan Brasier has been getting the save opportunitie4s. Barnes can be dropped in leagues that just count saves but should be held onto into save and hold category formats.

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Blake Swihart was traded to the Diamondbacks on Friday along with international signing bonus pool money for minor league outfield Marcus Wilson. (Source: Boston Red Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Swihart was designated for assignment earlier in the week. Through 12 games, Swihart was slashing .231/.310/.385. He's a good fit for the Diamondbacks as he has plays multiple positions; catcher being one of them.

Category: Transactions


Eduardo Nunez has been placed on the 10-day IL with a mid-back strain. Tzu-Wei Lin and Michael Chavis have been called up to the Red Sox in his stead. (Source: Jen McCaffrey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nunez injury could explain the lack of hitting so far this season. Hopefully, he can get his back strain fixed and come back to put up some better numbers.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions