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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:29:22 -0800
The Boston Red Sox have extended the contract of manager John Farrell through the 2017 season, with an option for 2018.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:36:37 -0700
The Boston Red Sox are not one of the 10 teams interested in free-agent manager Joe Maddon (Rays). The team is happy with manager John Farrell and does not want to make a change.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:21:36 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team is in a position to focus on pitching in free agency. "There's a clear-cut plan with the retooling of this roster"