Dalbec will start Thursday's series finale against the Blue Jays, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Dalbec's hitting woes continued in Wednesday's doubleheader, when he went 0-for-5 against two lefties with four strikeouts and a walk, his first since June 23. He's batting .196 (10-for-51) with just two RBI in 18 games during the month of July. With another lefty scheduled Thursday and three more southpaws on tap for the weekend series against the Rays, Dalbec should get more opportunities to get the bat going; however, the Red Sox are known to be looking for help at first base ahead of the trade deadline. That could be in the form of an everyday player or a lefty-hitting complement to Dalbec.
Dalbec remains out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Dalbec will sit against a right-handed starting pitcher (Thomas Hatch) for the third game in a row, even with the injuries to Christian Arroyo (hamstring), Danny Santana (groin) and Marwin Gonzalez (hamstring) limiting Boston's alternatives at first base. Given his struggles against same-handed pitching this season, Dalbec appears set to remain in a short-side platoon role at first base, with either Franchy Cordero or Michael Chavis manning the position versus righties.
Dalbec is not in the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Dalbec started three consecutive contests before heading to the bench Saturday, and he's now out of the lineup for the second straight game. He's 4-for-20 with nine strikeouts through seven games in the second half. Franchy Cordero will work at first base in his place Sunday.
Dalbec isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Dalbec had started each of the last three games while filling in for Christian Arroyo (hamstring), but he'll get a breather after he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday. Michael Chavis will start at first base and bat ninth.
Dalbec entered Sunday's game after Christian Arroyo was removed due to a hamstring injury. He went 0-for-3 in a 9-1 loss to the Yankees.
Boston manager Alex Cora indicated prior to the game that Dalbec would serve in a platoon at first base with Arroyo -- Dalbec against lefties; Arroyo against righties -- but that will change following the injury, which is expected to land Arroyo on the injured list. Danny Santana (quadriceps) is expected to return Monday, so there could still be a platoon situation, but he's worse against right-handers (34 wRC+ in 2021) than Dalbec (55 wRC+).
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said prior to Sunday's game against the Yankees that Dalbec will primarily start against left-handed pitching moving forward, with Christian Arroyo filling the large side of a platoon at first base, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.
With Dalbec having submitted a lowly .484 OPS in June and slashing a feeble .187/.246/.342 versus right-handed pitching for the season, the Red Sox's decision to pull the plug on him as the everyday first baseman isn't overly surprising. While Dalbec has been an above-average hitter against lefties (110 wRC+ on the season), the lack of regular reps will render him more of a streaming option rather than someone who can be relied upon in weekly leagues.
Dalbec is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Dalbec had a hitless, three-strikeout game Saturday, lowering his average to .273 in the last ten contests. Marwin Gonzalez will start at first base and bat eighth in the final game before the break.
Dalbec isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Angels, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Dalbec started each of the last three games after returning from a hamstring injury, and he went 2-for-10 with four strikeouts. Danny Santana will take his place at first base and bat eighth.
Dalbec (hamstring) is batting eighth and playing first base in Saturday's game against the Athletics, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
After missing three consecutive games with hamstring tightness, Dalbec, who's hit .273 against lefties this season, returns to face southpaw Cole Irvin. Though his .218 average in 2021 is nothing special, Dalbec has hit .315 with four homers and 10 RBI in his last 15 games.
Dalbec (hamstring) remains out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Athletics, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Dalbec will miss a third straight game due to hamstring tightness, but manager Alex Cora is optimistic that the first baseman could be back in the lineup Saturday. Danny Santana will start at first base and bat eighth Friday.
Dalbec (hamstring) is expected to remain sidelined Friday with expectations that he will return Saturday. "[Friday], most likely, he won't play. We're shooting for Saturday with him," manager Alex Cora said Thursday.
Dalbec has missed the last two games due to a hamstring injury, and Cora doesn't feel he'll be ready for Friday's series opener in Oakland. Danny Santana and Michael Chavis filled in for Dalbec at first base the last two games.
Dalbec (hamstring) remains on the bench Thursday against the Royals, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Dalbec had two hits in both of the first two games of the week before sitting Wednesday due to hamstring tightness. He'll remain on the bench for at least one more game, though manager Alex Cora said Dalbec will be available to pinch hit in the series finale, according to Bill Koch of The Providence Journal.
Dalbec isn't starting Wednesday's game against Kansas City due to right hamstring tightness, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Dalbec drew two consecutive starts at first base, but he apparently suffered a hamstring injury Tuesday. Manager Alex Cora said the 26-year-old might not be available off the bench so he gets additional time to recover.
Dalbec isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Royals, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Dalbec went 4-for-7 with a homer, three runs and a strikeout across the last two games, but he'll get a breather Wednesday. Michael Chavis will shift to first base while Marwin Gonzalez starts at the keystone.
Dalbec went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Monday's 6-5 win over the Royals.
Dalbec's second-inning blast, his 10th, snapped an 0-for-15 skid, a stretch that included 10 strikeouts. He remains Boston's primary first baseman, but his .685 OPS and 37.6 percent strikeout rate leaves him susceptible to losing at-bats to Michael Chavis or Danny Santana.
Dalbec is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Dalbec will sit for the second time in three games as Danny Santana takes over at first base against Gerrit Cole. Dalbec is hitless across his last 17 at-bats dating back to June 20.
Dalbec is out of the lineup Friday against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Dalbec started the past five games and will head to the bench after striking out nine times in his past 11 plate appearances. Michael Chavis will start at first base and bat leadoff in his place.
Dalbec went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts and was removed for a pinch hitter in Thursday's 1-0 loss to the Rays.
Dalbec appeared to catch fire during the middle of June, but he has since slid back. Over the last three games, he's hitless in 11 plate appearances with nine strikeouts.
Dalbec went 2-for-4 in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Royals.
Dalbec recorded his fourth multi-hit effort in the last nine games and has hit safely in eight of those contests. During that stretch, he's 13-for-34 with six extra-base hits, eight RBI and six runs scored. He's worked on the timing of a leg kick, but Dalbec also choked up on the bat, per Jordan Horrobin of MLB.com. That has shortened his swing and improved his bat-to-ball timing. At a time when the slumping Dalbec was losing at-bats to Danny Santana, the young slugger has fended off the challenge.
Dalbec went 3-for-3 with a triple, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Royals.
The 25-year-old slugger capped his big day by taking Jackson Kowar deep in the ninth inning for a two-run shot. Dalbec has nine homers on the year, and four of them have come in his last 12 games.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/31||@ TB||L 5-9||4||1||1||1||2||0||0|
|07/30||@ TB||L 3-7||4||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|07/29||vs TOR||L 1-13||3||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|07/28||vs TOR||W 4-1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/28||vs TOR||L 1-4||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|07/25||vs NYY||W 5-4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/23||vs NYY||W 6-2||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2017||R-GCL Red Sox||7||27||3||7||1||0||0||2||5||9||1||0||.259||.375||.296|
|2018||AFA-Salem Red Sox||100||344||59||88||27||2||26||85||60||130||3||1||.256||.372||.573|
|2018||AAX-Portland Sea Dogs||29||111||14||29||8||1||6||24||6||46||0||0||.261||.323||.513|
|2019||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||30||113||12||29||4||0||7||16||5||29||0||2||.257||.301||.478|
|2019||AAX-Portland Sea Dogs||105||359||57||84||15||2||20||57||68||110||6||4||.234||.371||.454|