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H. Ramirez
D. Nava
B. Holt
M. Betts
R. Castillo
B. Holt
R. Castillo
D. Nava
B. Holt
M. Betts
P. Sandoval
B. Holt
H. Ramirez
X. Bogaerts
B. Holt
Rotation
1. C. Buchholz
2. R. Porcello
3. W. Miley
4. J. Kelly
5. S. Wright
6. E. Escobar
D. Pedroia
B. Holt
M. Betts
M. Napoli
D. Nava
D. Ortiz
DH
D. Ortiz
DL
S. Victorino
C. Vazquez
R. Hanigan
J. Masterson
B. Workman
B. Swihart
S. Leon
  Bullpen
K. Uehara (CL)
J. Tazawa
A. Ogando
C. Breslow
M. Barnes
T. Layne
R. Ross
Last Updated: 05/22/2015
 
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Last Five Games
5/23 vs. LAA
D. Pedroia2B
S. VictorinoRF
H. RamirezLF
D. OrtizDH
X. BogaertsSS
M. Napoli1B
R. CastilloCF
B. Holt3B
B. SwihartC
 
5/22 vs. LAA
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
X. BogaertsSS
M. Napoli1B
B. Holt3B
R. CastilloRF
B. SwihartC
 
5/21 vs. TEX
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
M. Napoli1B
B. Holt3B
X. BogaertsSS
D. NavaRF
S. LeonC
 
5/20 vs. TEX
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
M. Napoli1B
D. NavaRF
B. Holt3B
X. BogaertsSS
B. SwihartC
 
5/19 vs. TEX
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
P. Sandoval3B
M. Napoli1B
D. NavaRF
X. BogaertsSS
B. SwihartC

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
M. BettsCF.232522
D. Pedroia2B.280516
D. OrtizDH.239617
H. RamirezLF.2571022
P. Sandoval3B.268516
M. Napoli1B.182514
S. VictorinoRF.24113
X. BogaertsSS.270213
R. HaniganC.22215
 
Notes
  • 30 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 2 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
M. Napoli1B
P. Sandoval3B
S. VictorinoRF
X. BogaertsSS
B. SwihartC
2 Game(s)
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
M. Napoli1B
P. Sandoval3B
A. CraigLF
B. HoltRF
X. BogaertsSS
B. SwihartC
2 Game(s)
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
M. Napoli1B
P. Sandoval3B
A. CraigRF
X. BogaertsSS
R. HaniganC
1 Game(s)
B. HoltCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
P. Sandoval3B
M. Napoli1B
D. NavaRF
X. BogaertsSS
R. HaniganC
1 Game(s)
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
P. Sandoval3B
B. HoltSS
D. Nava1B
J. BradleyRF
S. LeonC

 
 

Dustin Pedroia, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.278165161
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 42
News
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia continued his hot-streak at the plate despite his team's 12-5 loss to the Angels on Friday.

Pedroia went 3 for 5 with an RBI in the loss. His last six games have been stellar, hitting .296/.321/.407 with eight hits and three doubles in 28 at-bats.

Joe Kelly, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1347.15.131943
 
Rick Porcello, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4355.05.071648
 
News
Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello allowed seven earned runs during Friday night's 12-5 loss to the Angels. 

Porcello was only able to go 4 1/3 innings, with his appearance in the fifth inning a particular disaster for him. Five of the nine runs that inning were credited to Porcello. Porcello struck out four batters while walking three. 

Porcello has now struck out 10 batters over the past two games. He now has an ERA of 5.07 this season. 

His next start is projected for May 27 against the Twins. 

Rusney Castillo, #38
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
2.2501000
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 2
News
Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo is expected to return to Triple-A Pawtucket for Thursday's game in Louisville, manager John Farrell said. While Farrell said that a promotion to the majors isn't "imminent," he did indicate that a "conversation has started" based on his recent surge at the plate, per the Providence Journal.

"You can make a guy fit if a guy is forcing his way on the team with the way he's performing. And Rusney has swung the bat of late very well," Farrell said.

Castillo, who worked past early-season injury issues, is hitting .304 with two home runs, nine RBI and six stolen bases at Pawtucket. He has 16 hits in his last 46 at-bats, including two home runs and three doubles.

Xander Bogaerts, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.270172152
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 40
News
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts went 4 for 4 with two runs scored in his team's 6-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.

Starting in the No. 5 spot for the third straight game, Bogaerts delivered one of his best hitting performances of the season, picking up a double and three singles in the win. He's put together a seven game hitting streak and now owns a .290/.340/.407 line with two home runs and 15 RBI in 145 at-bats.

Ryan Hanigan, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
19.22211150
 
Position Breakdown
C - 19
Injuries
Hand - 60-day DL. Out until at least early July (Updated - 5/3/15)
News
Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan has been sidelined since early May with a fractured knuckle and has been serving as an informal catching coach for rookie Blake Swihart and journeyman Sandy Leon, per the Boston Herald.

"There have been conversations with Sandy and Blake prior to a series (especially) if it's a team we've played already this year," Farrell said of Hanigan's mentoring. "He gives his insights and feedback from what he experienced from behind the plate.

"There are conversations between some innings in the dugout with what he is seeing. It is just an open dialogue and both guys have a tremendous amount of trust and respect for him and he adds what he can."

Hanigan was awarded the catching job at the start of the season when Christian Vazquez was lost for the season due to Tommy John surgery. He remains hopeful he'll compete for his old starting job once he's back from the disabled list at some point before the All-Star break.

"I had a good evaluation and it's really going along," Hanigan said. "The doctor's happy and I can start moving around and run and do things to keep my body in shape."

Pablo Sandoval, #48
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
38.268175160
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 37
Injuries
Knee - Questionable for May 25 at Minnesota (Updated - 5/24/15)
News
Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who has missed the last five games with a knee injury, was called upon to pinch-hit Sunday against Angels lefty Cesar Ramos, and surprised everyone by lacing an RBI single while hitting left-handed.

Sandoval told MLB.com that the lefty-lefty matchup was a one-off due to his knee soreness and that when healthy, he would continue to switch-hit despite hitting just 2-for-41 from the right side this season. 

"It feels kind of weird, but I got the job done," Sandoval said. "It's one of those things, I'm going to try to help the team, no matter what. I don't feel great hitting right-handed because of my knee, so I'll just try to keep the momentum going hitting left-handed."

Sandoval said he hopes to be in Boston's lineup Monday if his knee cooperates. 

Matt Barnes, #68
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
208.23.1205
 
News
Despite the fact that Red Sox rookie pitcher Matt Barnes was drafted as a starter, he has made 11 relief appearances in his brief Major League career, which started in 2014. Barnes has yet to start a big league game, and he may wind up being a reliever long-term for the Red Sox. But Barnes would be just fine with that.

“Right now, I’m not sure about (starting) because I’ve been doing one thing and I’m satisfied with what I’m doing right now,” said Barnes, per the Boston Herald. “I’m available to do anything and I’ll do anything the team needs me to do.”

Barnes, who was drafted 19th overall in 2011, is 2-0 and has allowed just one earned run in six appearances this year. And though he is currently blocked by Koji Uehara as a potential closer, manager John Farrell hasn't shied away from using Barnes as a late-inning option out of the bullpen.

“We brought him into high-leverage situations and there’s a reason we brought him into those situations," Farrell said. "Late in the game, you are looking at guy who can ideally control the running game and he’s got the ability to get a strikeout.”

Junichi Tazawa, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0120.01.80019
 
Mookie Betts, #50
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.238205245
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 41, DH - 1
News
Red Sox manager John Farrell says Rusney Castillo will be used in a rotation between right field and center field. Castillo, who was promoted from Triple-A on Friday, will share playing time with both Shane Victorino and Mookie Betts, according to the Boston Globe

Victorino, who is not in Friday's lineup against the Angels, is considered day-to-day with soreness in his left calf. He was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup and has not gotten much playing time since returning from the disabled list on May 11. Though, he has hit well in the seven games since his return, with eight hits in just 19 at-bats, including a double and a home run.

Betts, meanwhile, has been struggling mightely at the plate in his sophomore season. He's batting .205 (8 for 39) with just one extra-base hit over his last 10 games. 

Sandy Leon, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.1522020
 
Position Breakdown
C - 13, 3B - 1
News
Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart will get a rest on Thursday against the Rangers, as he is being held out of the starting lineup. The rookie catcher has started each of the last four games, but he's starting to turn things around at the plate.

Swihart's been struggling offensively since his call-up on May 2, hitting just .170 on the year. But he has a hit in three of his last four games, so perhaps he is starting to adjust to Major League pitching.

Sandy Leon will spell Swihart behind the plate and bat ninth on Thursday.

Steven Wright, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2122.03.68811
 
News
Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright allowed two runs on four hits in  6 1/3 innings of work in Boston's 8-3 win over the Angels on Saturday.

Wright's only blemish came in the first inning when he allowed three of the first four hitters to reach safely, including back-to-back doubles by Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun, leading to two runs. Wright settled down and got out of the inning without anymore damage.

"For me, it's just another day," Wright said to WEEI.com. "If you try and put too much pressure on yourself you’re just going to disappoint and you're going to try and over do things, over work. For me, I am going to try and go in there and throw quality knuckleballs in the strike zone. They are going to put it in play, it's a contact pitch. Today we were fortunate to get balls right at some guys, guys made some good plays. I went as deep as I could."

Wright, now 2-1, lowered his ERA to 3.68 in 22 innings of work. He will look to keep things rolling Thursday against the Rangers.

Craig Breslow, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0019.13.72016
 
Hanley Ramirez, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
39.2642310221
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 1, OF - 36, DH - 2
News
Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez will start against the Angels on Saturday.

Ramirez had been dealing with an injury to his left hand after being hit by a pitch in Friday's 12-5 loss to the Angels.

X-rays came back negative on Ramirez, who will give it a go against Angels left-handed pitcher C.J. Wilson. Ramirez has hit .286/.444/.714 with a home run and four RBI in seven career at-bats against Wilson.

Alexi Ogando, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1017.23.06015
 
Mike Napoli, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
38.193177171
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 36, DH - 2
News
Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli went 2 for 3 with a walk, a home run and four RBI in his team's 6-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.

Napoli demolished Angels pitching during the series, going 5 for 9 with four home runs and eight RBI in his last three games. Sunday's damage came on a two-run home run in the second inning to put the Red Sox on the board and a two-run double in the eighth.

"I've been there before and I've been in slumps in my career," Napoli said to WEEI.com. "I know I am just swing, one at-bat away from feeling good. I kept grinding. I wasn't going to give up. I knew I was struggling, but I kept at it and worked with Chili [Davis]. Got some good info from [Dustin Pedroia] and things have been going good since then."

Napoli has hit .203/.304/.420 with eight home runs and 21 RBI in 138 at-bats.

Justin Masterson, #63
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2235.16.371924
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 5/19/15)
News
Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson threw a "pretty intense" bullpen session on Friday, manager John Farrell said on Sunday. 

Masterson is moving closer to a return from the shoulder tendinitis that landed him on the 15-day disabled list on May 13. 

"He'll have at least one more. We'll probably get a total of three bullpens before we send him out on a rehab assignment," Farrell said, per MLB.com. "He's making strong progress in terms of the intensity of the throws, the volume of the throws."

Christian Vazquez, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
000000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 60-day DL. Out for season (Updated - 4/7/15)
Daniel Nava, #29
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
26.1675070
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 5, OF - 19, DH - 2
News
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Rangers. Victorino was initially penciled in to play right field and bat sixth, but he has been replaced by Daniel Nava, who is batting eighth.

Manager John Farrell said Victorino was scratched with "general soreness localized to left calf". He is hopeful Victorino will be able to return in a day or two, according to the Boston Herald.

“You know you’re going to have to run him out there a few days, back off even on days where he feels like he’s capable, almost to protect him from himself," Farrell said. "This is a little bit of an unforeseen one, but ideally you walk in the clubhouse every day knowing that there’s 25 guys at your disposal and that’s not always the case.”

Koji Uehara, #19
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2114.01.931016
 
News
Despite the fact that Red Sox rookie pitcher Matt Barnes was drafted as a starter, he has made 11 relief appearances in his brief Major League career, which started in 2014. Barnes has yet to start a big league game, and he may wind up being a reliever long-term for the Red Sox. But Barnes would be just fine with that.

“Right now, I’m not sure about (starting) because I’ve been doing one thing and I’m satisfied with what I’m doing right now,” said Barnes, per the Boston Herald. “I’m available to do anything and I’ll do anything the team needs me to do.”

Barnes, who was drafted 19th overall in 2011, is 2-0 and has allowed just one earned run in six appearances this year. And though he is currently blocked by Koji Uehara as a potential closer, manager John Farrell hasn't shied away from using Barnes as a late-inning option out of the bullpen.

“We brought him into high-leverage situations and there’s a reason we brought him into those situations," Farrell said. "Late in the game, you are looking at guy who can ideally control the running game and he’s got the ability to get a strikeout.”

Brandon Workman, #67
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-May (Updated - 4/15/15)
Tommy Layne, #59
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0112.03.0008
 
Edwin Escobar, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least early June (Updated - 5/8/15)
Shane Victorino, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
20.2556133
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 20
Injuries
Calf - 15-day DL. Out until at least early June (Updated - 5/24/15)
News
The Red Sox placed right fielder Shane Victorino back on the disabled list with a calf injury. Victorino left Saturday's game in the third inning after stumbling while fielding a fly ball, due to the injury.

"I’m not saying he fought this, but, at the same time, he’s frustrated," manager John Farrell said, per the Providence Journal. "He’s disappointed. But it's kind of hard to plan inning to inning rather than game to game."

Infielder Jeff Bianchi was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket, where he was hitting .302, to replace him on the roster. 

Clay Buchholz, #11
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2553.04.581558
 
News
Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz was stuck with a loss on Thursday, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks in 7 1/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 3-1 defeat against the Rangers.

Buchholz (2-5) delivered his third straight quality start but continues to be plagued by little run support, as the Red Sox have scored just one run in five of his nine outings. He gave up two runs in the first inning, with one coming on an error, and then surrendered a solo home run in the fourth.

"I've been trying to mix my pitches each time out and each time through the order," Buchholz said after the game, per MLB.com. "It's a little bit easier whenever you have your pitches working. It's the times you go through when you've got one or two pitches working and you have to filter out the other pitches."

Buchholz owns a 4.58 ERA and 58:15 K:BB ratio in 53 innings. He's slated to face the Twins in Minnesota on Tuesday.

David Ortiz, #34
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
39.233146170
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 2, DH - 36
News
Red Sox manager John Farrell wanted to shake things up against the Angels, he did just that prior to Saturday's game, per The Boston Herald.

Farrell slotted second baseman Dustin Pedroia into the leadoff spot, inserted his Triple-A call up Rusney Castillo to play centerfield and dropped David Ortiz to the cleanup spot.

Hanley Ramirez, who was nursing his left hand after being hit by a pitch on Friday, is also back in the lineup. Shane Victorino will hit second in the lineup after missing two games with a sore calf.

The Sox (19-23) are currently in fourth place in the American League East Division.

Blake Swihart, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.1856040
 
Position Breakdown
C - 16
News
Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart will get a rest on Thursday against the Rangers, as he is being held out of the starting lineup. The rookie catcher has started each of the last four games, but he's starting to turn things around at the plate.

Swihart's been struggling offensively since his call-up on May 2, hitting just .170 on the year. But he has a hit in three of his last four games, so perhaps he is starting to adjust to Major League pitching.

Sandy Leon will spell Swihart behind the plate and bat ninth on Thursday.

Wade Miley, #20
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3442.15.101729
 
News
Red Sox pitcher Wade Miley earned a win on Sunday, giving up one earned run on just four hits and one walk in eight innings while striking out two in his team's 6-1 victory over the Angels.

Miley (4-4) needed just 97 pitches to complete eight innings, limiting the Angels to just an RBI double in the sixth. He's managed three straight quality starts after an up-and-down April.

"That was the biggest thing, being able to throw the fastball," Miley said to MLB.com. "What [catcher Sandy Leon] did, I feel like every time he put down a finger it's what I wanted to do. We were on the same page from the first inning on, so it's good."

Miley owns a 4.47 ERA and 31:18 K:BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings. His next start will come Friday against the Rangers on the road.

Brock Holt, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
29.295101111
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 4, SS - 5, 3B - 9, OF - 14
Injuries
Arm - Questionable for May 25 at Minnesota (Updated - 5/24/15)
News
Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt came out of Sunday's game against the Angels due to an arm injury after taking a batted ball off his forearm, the Providence Journal reports.

Holt initially stayed in but was removed for a pinch-hitter before his next at-bat. He said after the game that he started to lose feeling in his left hand, and that the ball that struck him "jarred a nerve." The utility player has hit .297/.379/.429 with one home run, 11 RBI and one stolen base in 91 at-bats.

Robbie Ross, #28
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0014.05.1409
 
News
The Red Sox recalled reliever Heath Hembree from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. To clear a roster spot, Robbie Ross was optioned to Pawtucket.

Hembree was rocked in his only relief outing for Boston this season, allowing six runs on six hits and one walk in 1 1/3 innings April 26 at Baltimore. 

Ross has a 5.14 ERA in 14 appearances. He has nine strikeouts and six walks in 14 innings.