Alex Verdugo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 209 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/15/1996 (27)
Alex Verdugo Season Stats
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Alex Verdugo News
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo (hamstring) is out of the starting lineup on Labor Day on Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Verdugo was pulled in Sunday's series finale against the Kansas City Royals due to left-hamstring tightness and will sit out on Monday as a precaution. The team is calling him day-to-day for now, so check back on his status on Tuesday. Rookie Wilyer Abreu is starting in center field and is batting leadoff against Rays right-hander Aaron Civale. Abreu has had a nice start to his major-league career, going 6-for-18 with a home run, five RBI and three runs scored in his first seven games in the Show. The 24-year-old Venezuelan will be an intriguing low-cost DFS option while atop Boston's order on Monday.
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora said that the team will likely stay away from outfielder Alex Verdugo (hamstring) on Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays after he left Sunday's game early against the Kansas City Royals with left-hamstring tightness in the sixth inning. "We will probably stay away from [Verdugo] tomorrow and see how he feels," Cora said. "He was in between the ball, and when he stopped he felt it. Hopefully there is nothing major there." The 27-year-old is considered day-to-day, so check back to see if he's available on Tuesday. Verdugo has hit for a solid average and has provided some runs in his fourth year in Boston, hitting .278 (135-for-485) with 13 home runs, 34 doubles, five triples, 53 RBI, four stolen bases and 76 runs scored in 124 games.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo left Sunday afternoon's game against the Kansas City Royals with an apparent injury. The 27-year-old was replaced by prospect Wilyer Abreu. Verdugo's early exit comes on the heels of a big night on Saturday in which he went 3-for-5 with a double, triple, and a run scored as part of his club's 9-5 road victory. It's been a solid season for the former Dodgers farmhand as Verdugo is hitting .280 with 13 home runs, four stolen bases, and a .795 OPS across 123 appearances and 534 trips to the plate. Early speculation suggests a leg cramp but Verdugo's status should become clear shortly after Boston's series finale in Kansas City.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo enters the 2023 season with one of the higher floors for batting average in the league. The 26-year-old is coming off a 2022 season in which he hit .280 with a .328 on-base percentage, 11 home runs, and a stolen base in 644 plate appearances. It marked the fourth-straight season in which the outfielder has hit at least .280. In fact, the .280 mark was Verdugo's lowest in the last four years, with previous averages of .294, .308, and .289 in the three seasons prior. Those types of batting average numbers seem likely to continue as well, thanks to Verdugo's propensity for low strikeout rates. He owns a 15.0% strikeout rate in 1,957 lifetime Major League plate appearances and turned in a 13.4% strikeout rate last season. He might not be quite as productive in terms of home runs, where he's yet to hit more than 13 in a season, or stolen bases as Verdugo hasn't stolen more than six bases in a season in the Majors. But he's a quality source of production where batting average is concerned for fantasy managers.