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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
13-6 6-4 W1
12-6 7-3 W4
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10-9 6-4 L1
10-9 4-6 W1

Top Red Sox News

  • Red Sox's Rob Refsnyder: Returns from IL

    The Red Sox reinstated Refsnyder (toe) from the 10-day injured list Thursday.

    Refsnyder isn't included in the lineup for Thursday's series finale with the Guardians, but he should see regular playing time versus left-handed pitching as a possible platoon mate for the lefty-hitting Wilyer Abreu in the corner outfield. The 33-year-old also made a start at first base during his four-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Worcester, making him a possible option at that position if Triston Casas should need a day off. Refsnyder, who missed the first three weeks of the season with a fractured left pinkie toe, produced a .682 OPS in 242 plate appearances for Boston in 2023.

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  • Red Sox's Tyler O'Neill: Goes on 7-day IL

    Boston placed O'Neill on the 7-day concussion injured list Thursday.

    O'Neill collided with teammate Rafael Devers in Monday's 6-0 loss to the Guardians, and while he cleared initial concussion protocol, he's now been diagnosed with a mild concussion, per Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican. O'Neill also required stitches for a laceration on his forehead. He will be eligible to return from the IL next Tuesday. Rob Refsnyder (toe) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list to take O'Neill's spot on the 26-man active roster.

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  • Red Sox's Romy Gonzalez: MRI comes back negative

    An MRI on Gonzalez's left wrist came back negative, Gabrielle Starr of the Boston Herald reports.

    Gonzalez felt pain while taking swings Wednesday, but it appears he's avoided a serious setback. The Red Sox still figure to shut him down for a bit to let the wrist calm down. Gonzalez had been hoping for a return from the injured list when his 10 days are up, but that's unlikely now.

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  • Red Sox's Rafael Devers: Needs MRI on knee

    Manager Alex Cora said Thursday that Devers is out of the lineup for the Red Sox's series finale versus the Guardians while he receives an MRI on his left knee, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Devers was removed from Tuesday's 10-7 loss to Cleveland due to left knee discomfort, but he felt well enough to serve as the Red Sox's designated hitter in Wednesday's 2-0 win. Though he played the entire game, Devers went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and didn't bounce back from the knee issue as strongly as he had hoped. Cora suggested the MRI is more precautionary than anything just to ensure nothing is structurally wrong with Devers' knee, but his availability for Friday's series opener in Pittsburgh would appear to be in jeopardy, nonetheless.

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  • Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Set for bullpen session Saturday

    Pivetta (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

    Pivetta will play catch from 120 feet Thursday, and if all goes well, he'll take a big step forward in his recovery from a right elbow strain by getting back on the mound this weekend. The right-hander will likely need to complete multiple bullpen sessions before he's cleared to face hitters in live batting practice. After that, Pivetta will likely require a brief minor-league rehab assignment to get stretched back out, so he could be hard pressed to make it back from the injured list in the minimum 15 days. A return in the first or second week of May could be realistic, provided Pivetta avoids any setbacks while ramping back up.

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  • Red Sox's Nick Pivetta: Not on mound yet

    Pivetta (elbow) continues to play catch but hasn't yet advanced to mound work, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.

    Pivetta was placed on the 15-day injured list and is first eligible to return Sunday, but he's not yet ready to help a Red Sox rotation that has been hit by the injury bug of late, as Garrett Whitlock (oblique) joined him on the IL this week. It's likely Pivetta would need at least one rehab start before rejoining the club.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Steals base in win

    Abreu started in right field and went 0-for-2 with a walk and stolen base in Wednesday's 2-0 win over Cleveland.

    Abreu swiped a bag for the third consecutive game and fourth consecutive start; he ranks second on the team with four stolen bases. He has a history of high-volume attempted steals in the minors, so this flurry is not out of character. Red Sox manager Alex Cora indicated earlier in the week that Abreu will be in the lineup against right-handers for the time being, which puts him on the fantasy radar. The outfielder has reached base safely over the last six appearances (five starts), adding five runs scored to his four steals during that stretch.

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  • Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida: Sitting in second straight

    Yoshida is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Guardians, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

    The lefty-hitting Yoshida now finds himself out of the lineup for the second day in a row, with both absences coming against right-handed pitchers. While the Red Sox haven't indicated that Yoshida is dealing with an injury, the consecutive absences as Boston has played shorthanded in Cleveland with both Tyler O'Neill (forehead) and Rafael Devers (knee) missing time suggests the 30-year-old might be banged up to some degree. Even if the Red Sox don't provide an update on Yoshida following Thursday's game, fantasy managers will still want to keep tabs on his status heading into this weekend's series in Pittsburgh.

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  • Red Sox's Tyler O'Neill: Out again Thursday

    O'Neill (forehead) remains out of the lineup for Thursday's contest versus the Guardians, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

    O'Neill is still on the mend after needing stitches for a forehead laceration that he suffered during a collision with teammate Rafael Devers on Monday. The good news is that he's cleared concussion protocol and he could be back in the lineup as soon as Friday in Pittsburgh. Jarren Duran and Wilyer Abreu are in the corner outfield spots for the Red Sox on Thursday.

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  • Red Sox's Rafael Devers: Heads to bench Thursday

    Devers is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against Cleveland, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

    Devers exited Tuesday's 10-7 loss to the Guardians with knee discomfort, but he returned to the lineup for Wednesday's 2-0 win as the Red Sox's designated hitter, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts while playing the full game. Despite the poor showing at the dish, Devers isn't believed to have experienced any renewed discomfort during the game, so his absence from the lineup Thursday looks to be mostly maintenance-related as Boston and Cleveland close their series with a day game after a night game. Devers is expected to be back in the lineup for Friday's series opener in Pittsburgh, though it's unclear if he'll immediately be able to take back his usual duties at third base.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Ticketed for bulk relief

    Criswell is slated to work in bulk relief behind opening pitcher Brennan Bernardino in Thursday's game against the Guardians, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

    Criswell joined the Boston rotation last weekend against the Angels as a replacement for Nick Pivetta (elbow) and gave up two earned runs over four innings in his Red Sox debut. The right-hander will remain in the rotation for the foreseeable future, but he'll be deployed in bulk relief with the hope that the arrangement generates more favorable results. Expect Bernardino to work no more than an inning or two before giving way to Criswell.

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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Pops solo homer in win

    Wong went 2-for-3 with a solo home run during Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Guardians.

    Wong clubbed a home run for a second consecutive contest, bringing his season total to three -- all of which have come in the past five games. He's also notched multiple hits in three consecutive contests and is slugging .676 with a 1.048 OPS in 35 plate appearances.

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  • Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Twirls complete-game shutout

    Houck improved to 3-1 in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Guardians, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out nine over nine shutout innings.

    Houck was absurdly efficient in his first career complete-game shutout, needing just 94 pitches (69 strikes) to finish nine frames. He hasn't allowed a run in three of his four starts this season and has punched out seven or more in all but one start. He boasts a 1.35 ERA with a 28:2 K:BB over 26.2 innings in 2024, a massive jump from his 5.01 ERA from a season ago. Houck is tentatively scheduled for a rematch with the Guardians on Tuesday.

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  • Red Sox's Brennan Bernardino: Opening Thursday

    Bernardino will serve as Boston's opening pitcher for Thursday's game against the Guardians, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

    Bernardino has allowed just one run across 5.1 innings to begin the season. His outing Thursday will likely only last an inning or two, after which Cooper Criswell is expected to pitch the bulk of the innings.

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  • Red Sox's Romy Gonzalez: Suffers setback

    Gonzalez (wrist) felt pain while taking swings Wednesday and is scheduled to undergo an MRI, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

    The 27-year-old appeared to be progressing well after being placed on the injured list over the weekend with a wrist sprain, but his immediate outlook is hazy after the setback. Gonzalez will be eligible to return from the injured list Sunday, but he now seems likely to be sidelined beyond the 10-day minimum.

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  • Red Sox's Tyler O'Neill: Not expected back Thursday

    O'Neill (forehead) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Guardians and is considered unlikely to be available for Thursday's series finale, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

    O'Neill was removed from Monday's 6-0 loss to Cleveland after a collision in the outfield with teammate Rafael Devers and was fortunate to avoid a concussion, but he suffered a cut on his forehead and needed eight stitches to seal his wound. Though manager Alex Cora expressed confidence Tuesday that O'Neill would be ready to play by Thursday, the outfielder isn't yet taking part in baseball activities on the field, so the Red Sox are expected to play it safe with him for another day. On a positive note, O'Neill hasn't been shut down from physical activity entirely, as he's been able to work out on his own.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Martin: Collects hold Tuesday

    Martin (shoulder) tossed a perfect eighth inning en route to earning his third hold of the season in Tuesday's 10-7 loss to the Guardians in 11 innings.

    Martin experienced soreness in his non-throwing shoulder last weekend and wasn't available for the Red Sox's series finale against the Angels, but he was back in action Tuesday and didn't seem affected by the injury during his brief time on the mound. The right-hander now sports a 5.14 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9:1 K:BB across seven innings out of the Boston bullpen this season.

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  • Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida: Resting Wednesday

    Yoshida isn't in the Red Sox's lineup for Wednesday's game against the Guardians, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Yoshida will get a chance to clear his head Wednesday after going 0-for-10 across the first two games of the series. His absence will move Rafael Devers into the DH spot while Pablo Reyes starts at third base and bats eighth.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .227
(23rd)
81
(18th)
24
(3rd)
2.74
(1st)

Injuries

Player Injury
R. Devers 3B Rafael Devers 3B Knee
T. O'Neill RF Tyler O'Neill RF Concussion
N. Pivetta SP Nick Pivetta SP Elbow
G. Whitlock SP Garrett Whitlock SP Oblique
V. Grissom SS Vaughn Grissom SS Hamstring

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