Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

AL East
Stadium
Fenway Park
Roster
# Name POS BAT THW HT WT DOB (Age)
RP R R 6' 4" 235 06/19/1992 (27)
RP R R 6' 5" 235 08/13/1988 (31)
22 RP R R 6' 4" 180 10/17/1989 (30)
48 RP R R 6' 4" 230 10/29/1992 (27)
RP L L 6' 2" 245 12/17/1996 (23)
RP R R 6' 4" 210 01/13/1989 (31)
59 RP L L 6' 3" 180 09/20/1992 (27)
35 RP L L 6' 3" 232 09/03/1988 (31)
RP L L 6' 5" 225 03/02/1993 (27)
81 RP L L 6' 5" 170 11/23/1992 (27)
RP R R 6' 0" 195 09/13/1988 (31)
RP R R 6' 4" 210 06/17/1990 (29)
56 RP L L 6' 0" 200 07/23/1993 (26)
67 RP R R 6' 2" 160 11/16/1991 (28)
RP R R 6' 0" 225 08/26/1987 (32)
RP R R 6' 1" 180 08/12/1990 (29)
80 RP L L 6' 3" 165 07/03/1997 (22)
SP L L 6' 6" 180 03/30/1989 (31)
SP L L 6' 2" 220 04/07/1993 (27)
SP L L 6' 0" 200 04/04/1991 (29)
73 SP R R 6' 2" 200 09/17/1994 (25)
SP R R 6' 2" 225 02/13/1990 (30)
CF L L 6' 0" 212 05/15/1996 (23)
CF L R 5' 10" 200 04/19/1990 (29)
CF R R 6' 0" 210 01/04/1989 (31)
39 CF R R 6' 2" 175 08/15/1996 (23)
LF L L 5' 10" 170 07/06/1994 (25)
LF R R 6' 3" 220 08/21/1987 (32)
1B R R 5' 10" 216 08/11/1995 (24)
1B L L 6' 2" 230 09/06/1985 (34)
2B R R 5' 9" 175 08/17/1983 (36)
2B R R 6' 0" 196 04/30/1994 (25)
29 3B R R 6' 4" 225 06/29/1995 (24)
3B L R 6' 0" 237 10/24/1996 (23)
C 02/25/1998 (22)
C R R 5' 9" 195 08/21/1990 (29)
C R R 6' 2" 220 02/26/1991 (29)
43 SS R R 6' 3" 185 12/22/1994 (25)
SS L R 6' 0" 150 08/03/1998 (21)
SS L R 5' 9" 155 02/15/1994 (26)
SS R R 6' 1" 210 10/01/1992 (27)
Team News
Collin McHugh Hasn't Resumed Throwing

Boston Red Sox pitcher Collin McHugh (elbow) still has not resumed throwing but is progressing nicely. The Red Sox are playing it safe with McHugh with the start of the 2020 regular season likely delayed until June or July in a best-case scenario. The veteran right-hander was successful as both a starter and reliever in his six seasons with the Astros. He struggled to a 4.70 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 35 outings (eight starts) last season, but McHugh had a career-low 1.99 ERA and 11.7 K/9 in 58 relief appearances for the 'Stros in 2018. He's likely to see time as both a starter and reliever in 2020 with Boston, and he can be of use as a streamer to those in deep mixed and AL-only leagues if he's making starts for his new club. Given the extra time before the start of the season, McHugh should be ready to go for Opening Day, and his chances of seeing starts went up with Chris Sale (elbow) needing Tommy John surgery.

yesterday
Chris Sale Has Tommy John Surgery

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery last Thursday. It was already announced more than a week ago that Sale would need elbow reconstruction and miss the entire 2020 season, if there even is a season, but he didn't have the operation until late last week. The hard-throwing left-hander will also miss a good chunk of the first half of the 2021 season as well. The 31-year-old has elite swing-and-miss stuff, but his 2019 season was also a disappointment because of arm issues, and he had a weak 4.40 ERA while still managing 13.3 strikeouts per nine innings. It's fair to wonder if he'll be as dominating when he returns next season, but we wouldn't bet against the seven-time All-Star. Hopefully you had your draft after we learned that he'd miss all of 2020.

yesterday
Ryan Weber, Brian Johnson Have Become Rotation Candidates

Boston Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke said that pitchers Ryan Weber and Brian Johnson are rotation candidates to join Eduardo Rodriguez, Nathan Eovaldi and Martin Perez now that Chris Sale (elbow) needs Tommy John surgery. Johnson, a lefty, has made 25 starts for the BoSox over the last three years, but he posted an ERA just above 6.00 with a weak 6.9 K/9 in 40 1/3 innings, including seven starts, in 2019. Weber has made 11 starts in his five-year career with the Braves, Mariners, Rays and Red Sox, and he had a weak 5.09 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 40 2/3 innings for Boston last year. At best, both of these pitchers will be candidate for depth in AL-only leagues if they're forced into Boston's starting rotation whenever the regular season starts.

13 days ago
Chris Sale Will Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (elbow) will undergo Tommy John Surgery, according to the Red Sox. The 30-year-old was hoping to avoid the possibility of going down this route, but multiple setbacks during the spring have forced the left-hander to come to the decision to have surgery. Sale could be safely dropped in standard re-draft formats, while owners in dynasty leagues could hope to see the left-hander back in action at some point in 2021. Hopefully your league hasn't had its draft yet, as Sale was still going in the early rounds as a low-end fantasy ace with risk before this news.

14 days ago
Chris Sale Resumes Throwing Program

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (forearm) has resumed throwing in recent days for the first time since he was shut down due to a flexor tendon strain. Sale has begun a throwing program, but a report suggested the left-hander could need to undergo surgery if he feels discomfort during progression. The 30-year-old will benefit from the delayed start to the 2020 Major League Baseball season, as he could be ready to go for the new Opening Day date depending on his progression over the coming months, giving fantasy owners hope that the left-hander will produce a bounce-back campaign in 2020.

15 days ago