Benintendi (ribs) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Tuesday and will not return this season, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
The Red Sox did not want to force Benintendi back from the injury with the Red Sox playing out the string. Manager Ron Roenicke said he hopes Benintendi forgets how he played during the season and remembers what he did during the two spring training periods, but those who rostered him in fantasy probably won't forget about his .103 batting average with zero home runs and one steal in 39 at-bats.
Benintendi (ribs) may not return to action before the end of the season, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom indicated Monday that the Red Sox were "still optimistic" that the outfielder would be able to return, but the fact that it's been framed in those terms suggests it's far from guaranteed. Benintendi was rather unproductive prior to suffering his strained rib cage, hitting .103/.314/.128 in 14 games.
Benintendi (ribs) isn't close to resuming baseball activities, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Benintendi was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained rib cage Aug. 12, and the injury was expected to keep him sidelined longer than 10 days. Manager Ron Roenicke provided another discouraging update Tuesday, and it's unclear when the 26-year-old will be able to return to action. Alex Verdugo, Jackie Bradley and Kevin Pillar should continue to see increased work as a result.
Benintendi (ribs) is expected to spend more than the 10-day minimum on the injured list, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
The 26-year-old landed on the IL earlier in the day with a strained right rib cage, and the severity of the strain will apparently require him to be sidelined for more than 10 days. Benintendi should be considered out indefinitely until the team provides a more specific recovery timeline. Alex Verdugo, Jackie Bradley and Kevin Pillar should handle to bulk of the outfield work for the Red Sox.
Benintendi was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a strained right rib cage, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Benintendi apparently picked up the injury during a rundown in Tuesday's loss. X-rays came back negative, but the issue is still serious enough to keep the outfielder sidelined for at least 10 days. In his absence, Kevin Pillar, Alex Verdugo and Jackie Bradley should handle the majority of outfield duties for Boston. Ryan Weber was added to the roster in a corresponding move.
Benintendi went 2-for-3 and was hit by a pitch in Tuesday's 8-2 loss to the Rays.
Moved back into the leadoff spot after a temporary bump to the bottom third of the order, Benintendi responded by getting on base three times, although the rest of the Boston offense couldn't cash him in. In fact, the 26-year-old doubled his hit total with Tuesday's performance -- he's now 4-for-39 (.103), and only 11 walks have kept him in the leadoff mix during his brutal start to the season. He'll need to string together a few more good days before he'll be back on the fantasy radar in shallower formats.
Benintendi isn't starting Monday against the Rays.
Even against right-handers, Benintendi's role has been in flux recently in the midst of a slump. With southpaw Ryan Yarbrough on the mound for Tampa Bay on Monday, Alex Verdugo will shift to left field with Kevin Pillar starting as the right fielder.
Benintendi was removed for a pinch hitter during the fourth inning of Saturday's 2-1 loss to Toronto.
Benintendi, mired in a slump to begin the season, was dropped from leadoff to the seven hole for Saturday's game against Blue Jays right-hander Chase Anderson. He grounded into a double play in his only at-bat. When left-hander Anthony Kay came on to face Benintendi with two outs and runners on first and second, manager Ron Roenicke replaced Benintendi with Kevin Pillar. Benintendi is batting .059 (2-for-34) over 11 games.
Benintendi is batting seventh against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Benintendi had been the primary leadoff hitter against right-handers to begin the season, but he's been in a major slump over the first 10 games. As a result, Alex Verdugo will replace Benintendi at the top of the order. It's unclear whether the change in the lineup will continue in future contests. Benintendi has hit just 2-for-33 with a double, one RBI and 15 strikeouts this year.
Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke hinted Friday that Benintendi could be replaced by Alex Verdugo as the team's leadoff hitter, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Benintendi has been the regular leadoff hitter against right-handers but is slumping badly. The manager slotted him there once again Friday when he went hitless with a walk in five plate appearances. He's batting .061 (2-for-33) overall and .083 (2-for-24) as a leadoff hitter.
Benintendi is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Rays, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Benintendi is 0-for-11 in his career against opposing starter Ryan Yarbrough, so he'll give way to Jose Peraza in left field for this one. Through nine appearances this season, Benintendi is 2-for-29 (.069) with a stolen base and a 9:12 BB:K.
Benintendi is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
Benintendi is one of three lefty-hitting lineup regulars that will take a seat in the series finale with southpaw James Paxton on the bump for New York. First baseman Mitch Moreland and outfielder Alex Verdugo will join Benintendi on the bench. Benintendi has just two hits -- a single and a double -- in 34 at-bats this season.
Benintendi is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Benintendi is 2-for-21 with seven walks in 29 plate appearances through seven games, and he'll hit the bench with southpaw Jordan Montgomery on the mound for the Yankees. Alex Verdugo will move over to left field Friday while Kevin Pillar receives the start in right.
Benintendi will hit ninth Tuesday against the Mets, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Benintendi led off against a lefty on Opening Day but sat against the next southpaw the Red Sox faced Sunday. This time around, with lefty David Peterson on the mound for the Mets, he'll start but hit at the bottom of the order, with Jose Peraza leading off.
Benintendi went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Mets.
Benintendi got on base with an infield single to lead off the first inning and managed to steal second. The 26-year-old has reached double-digits in stolen bases in each of the last three seasons. He's hitting .071 with six strikeouts in 16 plate appearances -- Benintendi could be moved out of the leadoff spot if his batting doesn't improve soon.
Benintendi is not in Sunday's lineup against the Orioles.
He is 0-for-9 with four strikeouts, two walks, a run and an RBI through two games. Righty-hitting Kevin Pillar will get the start in right field against southpaw Wade LeBlanc while Alex Verdugo shifts to left field.
Benintendi will replace Mookie Betts has Boston's leadoff hitter in 2020, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Benintendi was used as a leadoff hitter for the first portion of the 2019 season, but he was eventually replaced by Betts, who is now with the Dodgers. At the top of the order, Benintendi batted .256/.355/.412 over 199 at-bats.
Updating a previous report, Benintendi will lead off and man left field in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Boston's initial lineup called for Benintendi to play right field, a position he's never played at any point during his four seasons in the majors. The Red Sox ultimately called an audible and have decided to use Benintendi in his more natural position in left for what will be his first game action in the field since he picked up a minor quadriceps injury last week. Thursday's lineup looks to be entirely made up of regulars, so at this point, Benintendi seems to be interim manager Ron Roenicke's top choice to replace the departed Mookie Betts as Boston's leadoff man.
Benintendi (quad) will man right field and hit leadoff in Thursday's spring game against the Astros, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.
Benintendi's injury has limited him to just one appearance as the DH since Feb. 27, but he is set to both hit and play the field Thursday, so it seems he has put the soreness behind him. It's notable that he will line up in right field, as he has not made a start in that spot in a big-league game.
Interim manager Ron Roenicke suggested that Benintendi (quadriceps) might be cleared to play the outfield in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
After experiencing minor quad tightness just under a week ago, Benintendi returned from a three-game absence to serve as Boston's designated hitter Tuesday against the Yankees. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the 9-1 loss, but more importantly, he didn't experience any setbacks with the quad. Benintendi was scheduled to do outfield drills Wednesday, so if he responds well to that activity, expect him to have a defensive role versus Houston.
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