Brentz is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports. Brentz drew the start in left field Saturday, and has started three of the last four overall, but will take a seat in favor of Brock Holt on Sunday evening. Holt is 4-for-18 with two doubles against opposing starter Masahiro Tanaka, while Brentz has just faced him once, so manager John Farrell likely wanted to go with the more experienced, left-handed option.
Brentz is starting in left field Saturday against the Rays, Scott Lauber of ESPN Boston reports. Brentz is filling in for the injured Brock Holt, who suffered a sprained ankle in Friday night's win. You can expect Brentz to start Sunday, too, the final game before the All-Star break.
Brentz replaced an injured Brock Holt (ankle) during the bottom of the fourth inning in Friday night's win over the Rays. He went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. With the All-Star break looming, the Red Sox may opt to give Holt some time off, which would have Brentz starting in left field over the weekend. Injuries in the outfield have created an opportunity for Brentz, who should stick around for the short term. The 27-year-old, who is hitting .375 (12-for-32) in nine games for Boston, has performed well above what his minor league numbers project, suggesting pitchers are still figuring him out. Take advantage of him now before the regression eventually happens.
Brentz went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI in Boston's 11-6 win over Texas on Wednesday. The left fielder has hit safely in six of eight games played and is batting .333 (10-for-30). The steady of diet of at-bats for Brentz is dying down now that Brock Holt is back on the scene. But the Red Sox will manage Holt in the early days of his return from a concussion, so Brentz will get his work in, particularly against left-handers, like the Rangers' Martin Perez, who started Wednesday.
Brentz isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. With the Red Sox activating Brock Holt (concussion) from the DL on Friday, Brentz's run of regular playing time in the corner outfield seems to have come to an end. While he could still enter the lineup against left-handed pitching, Brentz probably won't see enough starts on a regular basis to make for a strong fantasy option, even in AL-only formats.
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