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Red Sox | Roenis Elias sent back down

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:34:55 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Roenis Elias was optioned to the minors Saturday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Boston wound up going with the youngster Henry Owens for the start against the Houston Astros Sunday night. Elias has sneaky value in deep mixed and AL-only leagues, but only if he's brought up to pitch in the rotation while Joe Kelly heals from his injury.

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Red Sox | Roenis Elias, Henry Owens to get call

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:19:11 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Roenis Elias is going to be called up by the team Friday, April 22. The Red Sox also plan on promoting SP Henry Owens "later in the weekend."

Fantasy Tip: That's two starting pitchers Boston will be bringing up, yet only one rotation spot exists after the injury to Joe Kelly. A replacement hasn't been named yet but it looks like it will be one of these two youngsters. Both have decent ceilings, as Elias was pretty good during his time with the Mariners and offers a fine strikeout rate as well. Owens is still developing but looked solid at times as a rookie last year, and will come with upside if he can stick.

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Red Sox | Joe Kelly could miss considerable time

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:10:17 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly (shoulder) could miss considerable time with a right shoulder impingement. 3B Travis Shaw was out four to six weeks before he resumed throwing with a shoulder impingement before winter ball last November. Kelly was clocked at only 89-90 mph to begin the game after being ranked seventh in the majors in average fastball velocity (95.4 mph) last year. SP Henry Owens could be the likely choice to take Kelly's spot in the rotation, or Boston could consider SP Roenis Elias, who has a 3.86 ERA in two starts for Class AAA Pawtucket but has seven walks in 9 1/3 innings. Owens has allowed just two runs in 18 innings in three starts at Pawtucket, but he's walked 10 hitters.

Fantasy Tip: This doesn't look good for Kelly and his owners. In many mixed leagues, you can probably drop him for healthier and more productive arms. Owens has more upside with his dominance, but both he and Elias can be inconsistent because of their shaky control. Whoever gets the nod will be worth a cheap flyer in deep mixed and AL leagues.

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Red Sox | Steven Wright officially wins job

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:04:52 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright was officially named the Red Sox's No. 5 starter Wednesday, March 30, after SP Roenis Elias was sent to Class AAA.

Fantasy Tip: Wright is not the next coming of Tim Wakefield, so relax. The 31-year-old knuckleballer isn't likely to pull an R.A. Dickey, either. He's likely a placeholder in the rotation until Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is healthy. Wright is a short-term innings eater in deep AL-only affairs.

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Red Sox | Roenis Elias sent down

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:02:09 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Roenis Elias was optioned to Class AAA Pawtucket Wednesday, March 30.

Fantasy Tip: Steven Wright was expected to land the fifth spot in the rotation, and this move confirms it. Wright has depth value in AL-only leagues. Keep Elias on your watch list if a spot for him opens up.

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Red Sox | Steven Wright close to winning job

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:18:14 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright is favored to win the No. 5 rotation job, as manager John Farrell said he is "leaning" toward naming Wright the winner of the competition. SP Roenis Elias looks like the odd-man out for a roster spot because he's not well-suited for a relief role.

Fantasy Tip: Another knuckleballer in Boston's rotation. This isn't another R.A. Dickey, though. Wright doesn't have great control and struggles to limit fly balls, a combination that can be deadly at Fenway Park or anywhere for that matter. He's strictly a desperation play for AL-only owners looking for innings.

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Red Sox | Boston rotation not finalized

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:57:11 -0700

Boston Red Sox SPs Rick Porcello, Joe Kelly and either Roenis Elias or Steven Wright will fill out the remainder of the rotation after SPs David Price and Clay Buchholz, but the order and fifth starter have not been determined, according to manager John Farrell.

Fantasy Tip: Porcello and Kelly are both inconsistent and nothing more than low-end options in deep mixed leagues. There is spot-start upside for both, but limiting your exposure to favorable matchups and AL-only leagues is advised. Elias and Wright are also just AL-only options with little upside.

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Red Sox | Steven Wright has leg up

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:27:37 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright has a lead on SPs Henry Owens and Roenis Elias for the final starting rotation spot with SP Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) not expected to be ready until late April. Wright has given up two earned runs in seven innings in two Grapefruit League starts. Owens has allowed four runs in 7 2/3 innings in three starts and Elias has allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings in three outings.

Fantasy Tip: Wright is a knuckler that has trouble locating and keeping the ball out of the air. That's not a good combination, and he shouldn't be any anyone's radar aside from deep AL leagues if he wins the job.

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Red Sox | Eduardo Rodriguez to throw Wednesday

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:15:33 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) will throw off a mound Wednesday, March 16, for the first time in three weeks. However, the Red Sox don't expect the left-hander to be ready by opening day. Rodriguez hasn't done anything but long toss since dislocating his right kneecap Feb. 27. Boston won't need a fifth starter until April 10. SPs Henry Owens, Roenis Elias and Steven Wright are candidates to take Rodriguez's rotation spot if he's not ready.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has plenty of upside but remains a work in progress. His injury will likely keep him from being an asset in mixed league drafts, but he's worth a flyer in AL-only formats. Owens is the most intriguing if he takes the open spot and is also worth stashing in AL leagues.

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Red Sox | Boston adds Roenis Elias, Carson Smith

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 12:10:27 -0800

The Boston Red Sox acquired SP Roenis Elias and RP Carson Smith from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for SP Wade Miley and RP Jonathan Aro Monday, Dec. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Elias has flashed some upside through parts of the past two seasons, but his career 3.97 ERA, 4.23 FIP, 1.31 WHIP and 7.7 K/9 aren't serious difference makers in the virtual game, and his permanent ownership is best left to cavernous mixed and AL-only formats. At best, Elias is a spot starter in favorable matchup in seasonal leagues. Smith is a capable reliever who pitched well in high-leverage situations last season and notched 13 saves with a 2.31 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP and a 11.8 K/9. Still, his value is tied to cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues without ninth-inning duty.

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