Verdugo (back) is starting Thursday's game against the Tigers.
Verdugo was dealing with lower-back tightness Wednesday that forced him to be scratched from the lineup, but he'll be back in action just a day later. He'll start in left field and bat second in Thursday's series finale against Detroit.
Verdugo was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers more specifically due to lower-back tightness, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Verdugo's removal from the starting nine was initially attributed to an unspecified "back issue," according to Ian Browne of MLB.com, but the team provided more clarity on the nature of his injury soon after. The Red Sox don't seem overly concerned about Verdugo's situation, as his absence is being described as precautionary more than anything due to the wet field conditions in Boston. Verdugo is day-to-day and could be cleared to rejoin the lineup for Thursday's series finale.
Verdugo was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers due to a back injury, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Second baseman Christian Arroyo was added to the lineup as a replacement, with Enrique Hernandez moving to center field in Verdugo's stead. Verdugo had previously been managing a hamstring injury, but he has a new issue to contend with heading into Thursday's series finale with Detroit.
Verdugo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk Tuesday against the Tigers.
Verdugo went yard in the second inning, his fourth homer of the season. He now has at least one hit in four of his last five games, though the long ball was only his second extra-base hit in that span. For the campaign, Verdugo has put up a .314/.379/.520 line with 14 RBI and 21 runs scored across 116 plate appearances.
Verdugo went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Texas.
Verdugo led off the sixth inning with a two-bagger before coming around to score on Rafael Devers' two-out double. It was Verdugo's first hit since returning from a brief injury absence, and he's now slashing .314/.371/.523 through 24 games this season.
Verdugo (hamstring) will start in right field and bat second Wednesday against the Mets, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Verdugo's aching left hamstring kept him out of the lineup for both of the past two games, but he seemingly proved his health in Tuesday's 2-1 win, when he came off the bench to play the final inning of the game in left field. Now that he's back in the lineup, Verdugo will look to continue the hot run at the plate he had enjoyed prior to picking up the hamstring cramp. Over his last three starts, Verdugo recorded seven hits in 14 at-bats.
Verdugo (hamstring) is available off the bench Tuesday against the Mets, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
It sounds like this will be his last day out of the lineup, and he may even appear in this contest as a pinch hitter. J.D. Martinez is starting in left field in the National League park while Enrique Hernandez starts in center field.
Verdugo (hamstring) may not play Tuesday but is expected to be back by Wednesday, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Verdugo was a late scratch Sunday, and Boston has an off-day Monday. Typically, the two off-days are enough for a player, but Red Sox manager Alex Cora indicated he may give Verdugo a third day before stepping in against Mets ace Jacob deGrom on Wednesday.
The Red Sox scratched Verdugo (hamstring) from the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.
After exiting Saturday's contest with left hamstring cramping, Verdugo was initially cleared to play Sunday, but the Red Sox decided to exercise some extra caution with the outfielder due to the wet field conditions in Boston for the series finale. Verdugo may still be available off the bench Sunday, and he'll most likely be ready to return to an everyday role in the outfield for the start of Boston's road trip, which begins Tuesday.
Verdugo (hamstring) will start in center field and bat second Sunday against the Mariners, Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports.
The Red Sox revealed that Verdugo had battled cramps in his left hamstring during Saturday's loss, but he managed to stay in the contest and finished 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Even with a quick turnaround for Sunday's game -- which starts at 1:10 p.m. ET -- Verdugo looks like he'll be ready to play a full nine innings. He'll be putting a three-game multi-hit streak on the line in the series finale.
Verdugo was dealing with left hamstring cramps during Saturday's loss to the Mariners, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Verdugo went 2-for-4 with a double and one run in Saturday's loss, but he appeared to be bothered by his hamstring throughout most of the game. He was able to remain in the contest, and manager Alex Cora didn't sound concerned about the issue after the game. However, it's not yet clear whether the issue will affect Verdugo's availability for Sunday's series finale against Seattle.
Verdugo went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Friday's 6-5 win over the Mariners.
The 24-year-old continues to produce for the Red Sox. Verdugo has a hit in six straight starts, and on the season he's batting .316 (24-for-76) with three homers, two steals, 13 RBI and 16 runs through 20 games.
Verdugo went 2-for-5 with a triple and two stolen bases Thursday against the Mariners.
Verdugo began his productive contest with a one-out triple in the first inning but was ultimately stranded at third base. He reached base again two frames later, this time stealing both second and third base -- his first two stolen bases of the season -- before being stranded. Verdugo has a .296/.350/.521 line with three home runs, 13 RBI and 14 runs scored across 80 plate appearances to begin the campaign.
Verdugo will not start Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Verdugo owns a 1.184 OPS over his last seven games but will find himself on the bench for just the second time this season. J.D. Martinez, Enrique Hernandez and Hunter Renfroe will fill out Boston's outfield in his absence.
Verdugo went 3-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Monday's 11-4 win over the White Sox.
Verdugo joined the Patriots' Day morning party at Fenway Park, singling and scoring in the first inning before launching his third home run of the season in the third. He later delivered a seventh-inning single off position player Yermin Mercedes. The 24-year-old outfielder has scored multiple runs in six of 16 contests and has crossed home plate 14 times overall, tied for fifth in MLB.
Verdugo went 1-for-4 with a three-run double in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Twins.
Verdugo's bases-clearing double with two outs in the eighth inning knotted the game at three runs apiece and gave him nine RBI over the last five games. The heroics, however, went for naught, as Adam Ottavino allowed the winning run to score an inning later. The outfielder is on a tear, notching 13 hits over his last 37 at-bats (.351/.419/.649).
Verdugo was a combined 5-for-8 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored over both games of Wednesday's doubleheader sweep over the Twins.
Verdugo had an important hand in each game. The outfielder preserved the daytime affair with a sprawling catch of a sinking liner that was the final out of a 3-2 win. In the nightcap, Verdugo laced a two-run single to snap a 1-1 tie in Boston's six-run fifth inning, then laced his second home run of the season to finish off the scoring in the seventh. He's mashed opposition pitching of late, having gone 12-for-33 with two homers, four doubles, eight RBI and 11 runs scored over the last eight contests.
Verdugo isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Verdugo hit a three-run homer in Sunday's 14-9 win over the Orioles, but he'll get a breather for Monday's series opener while Hunter Renfroe (undisclosed) starts in center field. Verdugo has gone 7-for-33 with a home run, four doubles, nine runs and five RBI through eight games this year.
Verdugo went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and a second run scored in Sunday's 14-9 win over Baltimore.
Verdugo's blast was one of six the Red Sox hit and his first of the season. After posting zeros in an opening-series sweep at the hands of the Orioles, Verdugo's bat has heated up. Boston's two-hole hitter is 7-for-22 with four doubles, one home run, five RBI and nine runs scored over the last five games.
Verdugo went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored in Thursday's 7-3 win over Baltimore.
Verdugo, who was given a rest day Wednesday, returned to action and extended his hit streak to three games. He opened the season hitless in 11 at-bats during a three-game sweep by the Orioles at Fenway Park, one of several Boston hitters who slumped during the series. Since then, Verdugo is 5-for-13 with four doubles, two RBI and five runs scored.
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|05/04||vs DET||W 11-7||4||1||2||1||1||1||0|
|05/02||@ TEX||L 3-5||4||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|05/01||@ TEX||L 6-8||4||1||1||0||0||1||0|
|04/30||@ TEX||W 6-1||4||1||0||0||0||1||0|
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|2015||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||23||91||20||35||9||2||4||19||4||12||1||0||.385||.406||.659|
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|2018||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||91||343||44||113||19||0||10||44||34||47||8||2||.329||.391||.472|