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H. Ramirez
D. Nava
B. Holt
M. Betts
J. Bradley
B. Holt
J. Bradley
S. Victorino
D. Nava
B. Holt
M. Betts
P. Sandoval
B. Holt
H. Ramirez
X. Bogaerts
B. Holt
Rotation
1. C. Buchholz
2. R. Porcello
3. W. Miley
4. J. Kelly
5. S. Wright
6. E. Escobar
D. Pedroia
B. Holt
M. Betts
M. Napoli
D. Nava
D. Ortiz
DH
D. Ortiz
DL
C. Vazquez
R. Hanigan
J. Masterson
B. Workman
B. Swihart
S. Leon
  Bullpen
K. Uehara (CL)
J. Tazawa
A. Ogando
C. Breslow
M. Barnes
T. Layne
R. Ross
Last Updated: 05/15/2015
 
player is injured   news about this player  
 
Last Five Games
5/21 vs. TEX
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
M. Napoli1B
B. Holt3B
X. BogaertsSS
D. NavaRF
S. LeonC
 
5/20 vs. TEX
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
M. Napoli1B
D. NavaRF
B. Holt3B
X. BogaertsSS
B. SwihartC
 
5/19 vs. TEX
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
P. Sandoval3B
M. Napoli1B
D. NavaRF
X. BogaertsSS
B. SwihartC
 
5/16 vs. SEA
B. HoltRF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
P. Sandoval3B
X. BogaertsSS
D. Nava1B
B. SwihartC
J. BradleyCF
 
5/15 vs. SEA
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
M. Napoli1B
S. VictorinoRF
P. Sandoval3B
X. BogaertsSS
S. LeonC

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
M. BettsCF.233521
D. Pedroia2B.271515
D. OrtizDH.241616
H. RamirezLF.2661022
P. Sandoval3B.270516
M. Napoli1B.184413
S. VictorinoRF.24113
X. BogaertsSS.260213
R. HaniganC.22215
 
Notes
  • 28 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 2 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
M. Napoli1B
P. Sandoval3B
S. VictorinoRF
X. BogaertsSS
B. SwihartC
2 Game(s)
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
M. Napoli1B
P. Sandoval3B
A. CraigLF
B. HoltRF
X. BogaertsSS
B. SwihartC
2 Game(s)
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
M. Napoli1B
P. Sandoval3B
A. CraigRF
X. BogaertsSS
R. HaniganC
1 Game(s)
B. HoltCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
P. Sandoval3B
M. Napoli1B
D. NavaRF
X. BogaertsSS
R. HaniganC
1 Game(s)
M. BettsCF
D. Pedroia2B
D. OrtizDH
H. RamirezLF
P. Sandoval3B
B. HoltSS
D. Nava1B
J. BradleyRF
S. LeonC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dustin Pedroia, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.270165151
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 40
Joe Kelly, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1347.15.131943
 
News
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings of work in Boston's 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.

"I made some pitches when I had to and had command of my heater," Kelly said after the game, per the Boston Herald. "We played some good defense tonight, but it’s baseball and we lost, 2-1. That guy over there pitched a good game and sometimes you just have to tip your hat."

Kelly allowed two consecutive singles in the second, putting runners on first and third. Elvis Andrus produced a sacrifice fly to score the first run. Then in the third, Robinson Chirinos blasted a solo home run to center field. 

"Fastball command pretty much nails it down," Kelly said of the key to his success. "Getting ahead of hitters and locating the pitch where I want to locate it. I didn’t really have any off-speed tonight. I went out there with just one pitch and I tried to locate it as best I can to get out of it."

Kelly, who also struck out seven and walked just one, moved his ERA to 5.13 in 47 1/3 innings of work. Kelly, now 1-3, will look to get back on track Monday against the Twins. 

Rick Porcello, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4250.24.261344
 
Xander Bogaerts, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
38.271162132
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 38
News
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts had the goods and bads in Thursday's loss to the Rangers. Bogaerts reached base safely in all three plate appearances, going 2 for 2 with a walk. He has a hit four straight games and has reached base in eight of his last nine. Since May 10, he has seen his season average rise more than 20 points from .250 to its current .271 clip.

But, Bogaerts did commit his third error of the season, and also ran into some back luck on the basepaths, literally. 

With teammate Daniel Nava at the plate in the bottom of the fifth, Bogaerts was on first base with one out. He took off trying to steal second, but Nava swung and tapped the ball to the right side, which clipped Bogaerts on the foot as he was running. Bogaerts was ruled out, and a strikeout by the next batter ended the rally for Boston.

"Probably the play there when I tried to steal and the ball hit me, that was probably the game-changer," said Bogaerts, per MLB.com. "I never knew, I was never aware the ball touched me until I came back down and I saw the video, it might've just scratched the bottom of my heel or something like that, but I never know it hit me at all."

Ryan Hanigan, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
19.22211150
 
Position Breakdown
C - 19
Injuries
Hand - 60-day DL. Out until at least early July (Updated - 5/3/15)
News
Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan has been sidelined since early May with a fractured knuckle and has been serving as an informal catching coach for rookie Blake Swihart and journeyman Sandy Leon, per the Boston Herald.

"There have been conversations with Sandy and Blake prior to a series (especially) if it's a team we've played already this year," Farrell said of Hanigan's mentoring. "He gives his insights and feedback from what he experienced from behind the plate.

"There are conversations between some innings in the dugout with what he is seeing. It is just an open dialogue and both guys have a tremendous amount of trust and respect for him and he adds what he can."

Hanigan was awarded the catching job at the start of the season when Christian Vazquez was lost for the season due to Tommy John surgery. He remains hopeful he'll compete for his old starting job once he's back from the disabled list at some point before the All-Star break.

"I had a good evaluation and it's really going along," Hanigan said. "The doctor's happy and I can start moving around and run and do things to keep my body in shape."

Pablo Sandoval, #48
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
38.268175160
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 37
Injuries
Knee - Questionable for May 22 vs. L.A. Angels (Updated - 5/21/15)
News
John Farrell has declared that a sore calf that had Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval sidelined for the last two games won't have him out Friday against the visiting Angels.

Sandoval took a hit-by-pitch to the calf and knee area Tuesday.

Matt Barnes, #68
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
208.11.0805
 
News
Despite the fact that Red Sox rookie pitcher Matt Barnes was drafted as a starter, he has made 11 relief appearances in his brief Major League career, which started in 2014. Barnes has yet to start a big league game, and he may wind up being a reliever long-term for the Red Sox. But Barnes would be just fine with that.

“Right now, I’m not sure about (starting) because I’ve been doing one thing and I’m satisfied with what I’m doing right now,” said Barnes, per the Boston Herald. “I’m available to do anything and I’ll do anything the team needs me to do.”

Barnes, who was drafted 19th overall in 2011, is 2-0 and has allowed just one earned run in six appearances this year. And though he is currently blocked by Koji Uehara as a potential closer, manager John Farrell hasn't shied away from using Barnes as a late-inning option out of the bullpen.

“We brought him into high-leverage situations and there’s a reason we brought him into those situations," Farrell said. "Late in the game, you are looking at guy who can ideally control the running game and he’s got the ability to get a strikeout.”

Junichi Tazawa, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0119.01.42018
 
Mookie Betts, #50
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.233195215
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 39, DH - 1
Jackie Bradley, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
6.0000000
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 6
News
Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was expected to make an impact when he was recalled from Triple-A on May 10. After all, the youngster was hitting .343 through his first 24 games at Pawtucket. 

However, Bradley has only gotten into six games with the Red Sox, making just three starts since his call-up. In fact, he's yet to record a hit in his 11 at-bats this season.

“They have been limited [at-bats]; there are other guys ahead of him,” manager John Farrell said,per ESPN.com. “We’ve used him in spots where there have been some late-inning defensive replacements. That’s his role right now. It’s a difficult one, particularly for a young player, to try and stay sharp and gets his at-bats when they’re available to him. But the work remains consistent, and that’s the spot he’s in right now."

With talks that Rusney Castillo's return to the big leagues could be imminent, Bradley could be facing another demotion in the near future. 

Sandy Leon, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.1522020
 
Position Breakdown
C - 13, 3B - 1
News
Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart will get a rest on Thursday against the Rangers, as he is being held out of the starting lineup. The rookie catcher has started each of the last four games, but he's starting to turn things around at the plate.

Swihart's been struggling offensively since his call-up on May 2, hitting just .170 on the year. But he has a hit in three of his last four games, so perhaps he is starting to adjust to Major League pitching.

Sandy Leon will spell Swihart behind the plate and bat ninth on Thursday.

Steven Wright, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1115.24.0279
 
Craig Breslow, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0017.13.63015
 
Hanley Ramirez, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
37.2592110221
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 1, OF - 34, DH - 2
News
When Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez goes 11 games without homering and with just three extra-base hits, you figure something might be wrong. And something is wrong.

Ramirez is playing hurt. The same left shoulder he had surgically repaired in 2011 is causing him pain. It was reinjured when he slammed into the wall at Fenway Park trying to make a catch. He is batting just .262 with a .612 OPS since. He went 0-for-5 and left five men on base in a Wednesday night loss to Texas.

Despite the struggles, John Farrell will keep running him out there. He figures a limited Hanley Ramirez is better than many players at full strength.

"His presence in the lineup, if it's on a given day less than 100 percent, his presence there makes guys around him better," Farrell told the Boston Herald. Farrell added his belief that Ramirez might have come back too soon from the shoulder strain sustained when he banged into the wall.

Ramirez has seemingly run hot-and-cold on a nightly basis. He has three multi-hit games in the last seven, but is hitless in five of his last nine.

Alexi Ogando, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1017.03.18014
 
Mike Napoli, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
36.178144131
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 34, DH - 2
News
Mike Napoli connected for a solo homer Tuesday in the Red Sox's victory over the Rangers.

Napoli went 2 for 4 with two RBI in the win.

"He's been able to identify something in his timing that seemed to play out tonight," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "The home run to the pull side on the breaking ball, that's a pitch he's been missing."

The homer was Napoli's fourth of the season.

Justin Masterson, #63
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2235.16.371924
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 5/19/15)
Christian Vazquez, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
000000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 60-day DL. Out for season (Updated - 4/7/15)
Daniel Nava, #29
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
25.1725070
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 5, OF - 18, DH - 2
News
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Rangers. Victorino was initially penciled in to play right field and bat sixth, but he has been replaced by Daniel Nava, who is batting eighth.

Manager John Farrell said Victorino was scratched with "general soreness localized to left calf". He is hopeful Victorino will be able to return in a day or two, according to the Boston Herald.

“You know you’re going to have to run him out there a few days, back off even on days where he feels like he’s capable, almost to protect him from himself," Farrell said. "This is a little bit of an unforeseen one, but ideally you walk in the clubhouse every day knowing that there’s 25 guys at your disposal and that’s not always the case.”

Koji Uehara, #19
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2113.02.081015
 
News
Despite the fact that Red Sox rookie pitcher Matt Barnes was drafted as a starter, he has made 11 relief appearances in his brief Major League career, which started in 2014. Barnes has yet to start a big league game, and he may wind up being a reliever long-term for the Red Sox. But Barnes would be just fine with that.

“Right now, I’m not sure about (starting) because I’ve been doing one thing and I’m satisfied with what I’m doing right now,” said Barnes, per the Boston Herald. “I’m available to do anything and I’ll do anything the team needs me to do.”

Barnes, who was drafted 19th overall in 2011, is 2-0 and has allowed just one earned run in six appearances this year. And though he is currently blocked by Koji Uehara as a potential closer, manager John Farrell hasn't shied away from using Barnes as a late-inning option out of the bullpen.

“We brought him into high-leverage situations and there’s a reason we brought him into those situations," Farrell said. "Late in the game, you are looking at guy who can ideally control the running game and he’s got the ability to get a strikeout.”

Brandon Workman, #67
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-May (Updated - 4/15/15)
News
Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman has begun playing catch and says he can feel a difference after receiving a PRP injection in his elbow last month, according to the Boston Globe.

The right-hander has been on the disabled list with an elbow strain all season. The team has not provided an updated timetable for return or next steps in his recovery process. 

Tommy Layne, #59
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0112.03.0008
 
Edwin Escobar, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least early June (Updated - 5/8/15)
Shane Victorino, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
19.2416133
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 19
Injuries
Calf - Questionable for May 22 vs. L.A. Angels (Updated - 5/21/15)
News
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Rangers. Victorino was initially penciled in to play right field and bat sixth, but he has been replaced by Daniel Nava, who is batting eighth.

Manager John Farrell said Victorino was scratched with "general soreness localized to left calf". He is hopeful Victorino will be able to return in a day or two, according to the Boston Herald.

“You know you’re going to have to run him out there a few days, back off even on days where he feels like he’s capable, almost to protect him from himself," Farrell said. "This is a little bit of an unforeseen one, but ideally you walk in the clubhouse every day knowing that there’s 25 guys at your disposal and that’s not always the case.”

Clay Buchholz, #11
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2553.04.581558
 
News
Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz was stuck with a loss on Thursday, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks in 7 1/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 3-1 defeat against the Rangers.

Buchholz (2-5) delivered his third straight quality start but continues to be plagued by little run support, as the Red Sox have scored just one run in five of his nine outings. He gave up two runs in the first inning, with one coming on an error, and then surrendered a solo home run in the fourth.

"I've been trying to mix my pitches each time out and each time through the order," Buchholz said after the game, per MLB.com. "It's a little bit easier whenever you have your pitches working. It's the times you go through when you've got one or two pitches working and you have to filter out the other pitches."

Buchholz owns a 4.58 ERA and 58:15 K:BB ratio in 53 innings. He's slated to face the Twins in Minnesota on Tuesday.

David Ortiz, #34
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
37.241146170
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 2, DH - 34
News
David Ortiz has been here before. Not too long ago, during the 2009 and '10 seasons, the Red Sox slugger endured huge struggles against left-handed pitchers.

Ortiz, who is currently hitting .136 against left-handed pitchers in 44 at-bats, rectified those issues a couple of years ago and his former hitting coach Dave Magadan believes he can do it again.

"If you remember, there was a clamoring of should we release him, is he done," the current Rangers hitting coach said. "There was a lot of talk about that. They were talking about his bat speed and all that. But I remember distinctly telling him, 'David, you take BP with guys throwing 50 mph. If you didn't have bat speed you couldn't hit balls where you do in BP and we're going to look back at this moment and we're going to laugh. We're going to use it to make you better down the line because this is going to make you a better hitter, a better player. As tough as you are, it’s going to make you tougher.' He ended up proving all the doubters wrong."

Ortiz will have to find a remedy against lefties much like he did five years ago.

"It was showing old video. Showing him what he did against left-handers, how he used the field,” Magadan said. "A lot of his troubles back then was that he was using half the field. And it was more trouble with the relievers than it was the starters. Lefty starters he was still getting his hits, but it was the guys coming out of the pen who are paid to get lefties out he had a little too much of a pull approach. Then it was when he started opening up the left side of the field is when he got going."

For the season, Ortiz is hitting .241/.340/.421 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 133 total at-bats.

Blake Swihart, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.1704030
 
Position Breakdown
C - 14
News
Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart will get a rest on Thursday against the Rangers, as he is being held out of the starting lineup. The rookie catcher has started each of the last four games, but he's starting to turn things around at the plate.

Swihart's been struggling offensively since his call-up on May 2, hitting just .170 on the year. But he has a hit in three of his last four games, so perhaps he is starting to adjust to Major League pitching.

Sandy Leon will spell Swihart behind the plate and bat ninth on Thursday.

Wade Miley, #20
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3442.15.101729
 
News
Red Sox starter Wade Miley (3-4) threw seven solid innings on Tuesday, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out seven to earn the win against the Rangers. 

The outing was the righty's second consecutive strong start, as Miley tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings for a win last time out. 

"Getting into more of the rhythm, you create a little confidence with a good [game] then another good one," Miley said.

Miley's next start is set for Sunday against the Rangers.

Brock Holt, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
27.2807191
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 4, SS - 5, 3B - 7, OF - 14
News
Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval remains out of the lineup on Thursday against the Rangers. Sandoval is still batting a sore knee after being hit by a pitch on Tuesday. 

Brock Holt will draw the start at the hot corner for the second straight game. The team has not provided any further details on Sandoval's status, so he should still be considered day-to-day for now.

Robbie Ross, #28
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0011.26.1707