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Red Sox | Blake Swihart to have ankle immobilized

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14:00:22 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart (ankle) will have his ankle immobilized for the next two weeks. Manager John Farrell said Swihart has a severe ankle sprain.

Fantasy Tip: Either way you slice it, this is not good for the Red Sox' catching depth and the outfield also takes a hit as well because the Red Sox were playing Swihart in left. With both Swihart and Ryan Hanigan on the DL, the value of Christian Vazquez just shot up. As a previous tip suggested, Chris Young is likely to see more playing time as a result of Swihart's injury issues, and Rusney Castillo could be a factor in some games as well. Disable Swihart for the time being and wait for further news on how long he will be out.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Providence Journal - Brian MacPherson

Red Sox | Xander Bogaerts likely to play Sunday

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:12:25 -0700

Updating a previous story, Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts (wrist) will likely return to the lineup for the series finale against the Houston Astros on Sunday, April 24, according to manager John Farrell.

Fantasy Tip: Owners already know Bogaerts isn't in the lineup Saturday, so he shouldn't be considered an option in fantasy for this afternoon's game. Although he is far from a lock to start Sunday night, the fact Farrell appears optimistic bodes well for an early-week return next week, even if he sits through the weekend.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jason Mastrodonato

Red Sox | Eduardo Rodriguez won't be ready

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:22:44 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) will not be ready for the start of the season due to a knee injury, as manager John Farrell says he "has to go through spring training."

Fantasy Tip: You can push Rodriguez off your draft boards for now and pick him up later on as a free agent. In the meantime, Henry Owens and Steven Wright may have a shot at a starting position.

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Red Sox | John Farrell announces he has Lymphoma

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:01:08 -0700

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell announced he has Stage 1 Lymphoma Friday, Aug. 14, and he will begin chemotherapy Tuesday, Aug. 18. Torey Lovullo will take over as the interim manager.

Fantasy Tip: Don't expect the unfortunate news to have a significant fantasy impact.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Scott Lauber

Red Sox | Justin Masterson staying in bullpen

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:13:29 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Justin Masterson is not a candidate to start Monday, July 20, or Tuesday, July 21, according to manager John Farrell.

Fantasy Tip: Masterson ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has struggled all year, and he currently sports a 6.00 ERA. He had little value at FantasyScore when he was in the rotation, and he has no value while he is pitching out of the bullpen.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Rusney Castillo staying in minors?

Wed, 20 May 2015 13:41:22 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo is staying with Class AAA Pawtucket for the time being. Manager John Farrell said "nothing is imminent" regarding Castillo coming to Boston.

Fantasy Tip: Yes, the Red Sox spent an awful lot to lock up Castillo's services, but the team wants to make sure he is ready before throwing him onto the field. If you have Castillo, keep him stashed away in a deeper league.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Scott Lauber

Red Sox | Justin Masterson throws Sunday

Mon, 18 May 2015 04:37:20 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Justin Masterson (shoulder) threw on flat ground Sunday, May 17, and manager John Farrell said the swelling in Masterson's right shoulder has lessened. He would like to get Masterson back on the mound by mid-week for some throwing sessions.

Fantasy Tip: Masterson ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) was ineffective for two games prior to his shoulder diagnosis, so hopefully this is the culprit. Still, you have to wonder whether Masterson will be back in the rotation right away or gradually eased in. Steven Wright has been a mixed bag of success in place of Masterson.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Curtis Crabtree

Red Sox | Ryan Hanigan injured

Sat, 02 May 2015 02:11:14 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Ryan Hanigan (hand) left the game against the New York Yankees Friday, May 1, with a broken knuckle that will require surgery. Hanigan is expected to miss a "lengthy" period of time, according to manager John Farrell.

Fantasy Tip: Hanigan ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) can be removed from all fantasy lineups. This is also noteworthy because the Red Sox are likely to call up Blake Swihart from the minors shortly, and Swihart is regarded as one of MLB's top catching prospects. Regular-league owners may want to act accordingly, and those in daily leagues will want to see what happens with Swihart before adding him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Red Sox | Koji Uehara to come off DL

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 04:45:13 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara (hamstring) will come off the 15-day disabled list Monday, April 13, as planned. Manager John Farrell has already made Uehara the closer once again.

Fantasy Tip: This will bring some stability to the Red Sox bullpen, which needs it after the hammering the pitching staff took Sunday, April 12, against the New York Yankees. Be careful with Uehara, however, as his injury history makes him more likely to be out.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Joe Kelly battles biceps soreness

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:30:57 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly (biceps) is working through soreness in his biceps. Manager John Farrell said Kelly is feeling better but may have his next turn in the spring rotation pushed back.

Fantasy Tip: Farrell said he'd hoped to have Kelly throw 175-180 innings in the regular season, and that could still happen if Kelly doesn't have injuries like this act up. Kelly should be considered in later rounds of deeper leagues only.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Andrew Simon