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Matt_Collins

Chris Sale to start the All-Star Game

A well-deserved honor

The All-Star Game is, of course, tomorrow night. The Red Sox will have five representatives in the game, and we won’t have to wait long to see three of them. One of those three is Chris Sale, and we found out that the Red Sox ace will be getting the start for the American League. This is a well-deserved honor, as the lefty has been great once again in 2018. Through his first twenty starts this year, Sale has pitched to a 2.23 ERA with a 2.19 FIP and a 1.83 DRA. That...

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Cody Rivera

Eduardo Rodriguez injury puts a cloud over the All-Star break

It’s certainly not the end of the world after a huge start to the season, but it hurts.

Even though Eduardo Rodriguez left Saturday’s game after spraining his ankle and is now on the disabled list, don’t let that distract you from the fact that the Red Sox are going into the All-Star break a whopping 38 games above .500. Seriously, 68-30 in mid-July? I thought the Sox would be competitive this year, but I definitely was not prepared for this overwhelmingly pleasant surprise.

Still,...

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outofleftfield

Red Sox Trade Target: Zack Wheeler

Rodriguez is down. So is Wright. Who knows with Pomeranz? With so many on the shelf, the Red Sox may need a starter.

Eduardo Rodriguez has a serious injury to a ligament in his right ankle. At minimum, he’ll be in a boot for at least two weeks and who knows how long the recovery process will take after that. If it’s as bad as it looked (and it looked really bad), he could miss well more than a month. The trade deadline, meanwhile, is in two weeks and a day.

Maybe Eduardo Rodriguez will...

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Matt_Collins

The Red Sox are reportedly interested in Mike Moustakas and Jeurys Familia

The trade rumors are picking up

It’s trade season, and you can expect things to really ramp up after Tuesday’s All-Star festivities in Washington D.C. In terms of rumors, though, we are already getting some leaks coming out here and there. On Sunday, we learned about a couple of players the Red Sox have been shown to be interested in, one of which is mildly surprising and the other is not. The first is Mike Moustakas, who Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports Boston has shown interest in.

The...

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Matt_Collins

The Red Sox should be looking at starting pitching ahead of the trade deadline

Eduardo Rodriguez’ injury changes things.

Let’s start this post off with a pair of true statements about the Boston Red Sox. Number One: The Red Sox are a very good team. This shouldn’t be controversial. They’ve won back-to-back division titles, so we knew they were good before the season even started, and so far in 2018 they have the best record in baseball and are on pace to win 112 games. You can’t really fluke your way into that kind of record when you’re not a good team....

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox Minor Lines: Another dinger for Bobby Dalbec

And another great start for Denyi Reyes

Futures Game L 6-10

Bryan Mata: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Mata was the lone Red Sox prospect in Sunday’s Future’s Game in Washington, and he was...fine. He walked the first batter he faced, allowed a one-out single to Blue Jays prospect Bo Bichette, then threw a wild pitch to put both in scoring position. He recovered from there, however, getting Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers with a strikeout and Rays prospect Nathaniel Lowe to ground out to end...

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Phil Neuffer

Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Xander Bogaerts, David Ortiz

The first half ended on a bit of a sour note with Eduardo Rodriguez suffering an injury. Today we examine some of the fallout. In addition, the Xander Bogaerts continues to hit and David Ortiz tries on his managing shoes.

Enjoy all those home runs tonight. Here are your links on this All Star Monday.

An injury to Eduardo Rodriguez could change how the Red Sox approach the trade deadline. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

Xander Bogaerts just keeps on raking. (Owen Pence: Boston Globe)

Alex Cora...

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Boston Red Sox: Should a Move be Made at Catcher?

The Boston Red Sox are entering the All-Star break with the best record in baseball, 68-30. This has been one of the hottest starts a team has ever had. Along the way, the Red Sox have been doing just about everything right, offensively and defensively. However, like any ream, there is still room for improvement. That position that needs to be upgraded is catcher. The Red Sox opening day catcher, Christian Vazquez, landed on the disabled list on July 8 with a broken pinkie. Vazquez will have...

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Marcus Stroman sets record straight about critical comments

Marcus Stroman’s frustrating season continues, both on the field and off it.After the Toronto Blue Jays righty gave up four runs in five innings during an eventual 5-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, he had a snippy exchange with a reporter during his postgame media session. The reporter asked a question about Stroman’s time with the Vancouver Canadians, Toronto’s Low-A affiliate, and the 27-year-old replied by calling the question “irrelevant.” Stroman then turned his...

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Matt_Collins

Eduardo Rodriguez suffered “serious damage” to his ankle

Well, this sucks.

Well, we got some more news about the injury Eduardo Rodriguez suffered on Saturday, and it’s not good. Not that it’s entirely unexpected, but it’s certainly not what the Red Sox need right now. After Sunday’s victory over the Blue Jays, Alex Cora announced that the lefty suffered “serious damage” to his ankle. The good news is he won’t need surgery, but he’s going to be in a boot for at least two weeks.

Red Sox announce there is "serious damage" to...

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Report: Red Sox, Braves interested in Mike Moustakas

The Royals are “more likely than not” to trade third baseman Mike Moustakas this month, per ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, who lists the Red Sox and Braves as a pair of playoff contenders interested in acquiring him.The Red Sox already boast the majors’ best record (68-30) and a 4 1/2-game lead in the AL East, even though they haven’t gotten great production from third baseman Rafael Devers. But the 21-year-old still has plenty of time to turn his career around, and it may behoove the Red...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2: Heading into the All-Star break with a victory

Now, a well-earned rest.

The Red Sox didn’t get a sweep this time around, but after finishing off the “first half” in strong fashion, Boston did get another series victory. This time, it was solid overall effort from all corners. Brian Johnson didn’t go deep, but he was good enough in the time he was in there. The bullpen also pitched in some bend-but-don’t break fashion and were able to preserve the lead. Offensively, Xander Bogaerts did the thing again and overall the lineup had...

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David Ortiz: Shifts are making baseball less fun

It may not surprise you to learn that David Ortiz doesn’t like defensive shifts.The Boston Red Sox icon weighed in on the increasingly common practice on Sunday, and he thinks it took 500 hits away from him. It’s enough to make him feel for some of the lefty hitters who have to deal with it now, and he thinks it’s making the game less fun. Ortiz will probably find a fair bit of support for his position, including from one prominent agent who has a stake in seeing his players do well...

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Matt_Collins

Eduardo Rodriguez placed on the 10-day disabled list

Brian Johnson returns

Saturday’s walk-off victory was thrilling and a huge emotional boost, but it didn’t come without a cost. Before Xander Bogaerts did the damn thing, the story of the game was Boston losing another starting pitcher to a potential injury. Drew Pomeranz and Steven Wright are already on the disabled list, and then Eduardo Rodriguez appeared to suffer an ankle injury in a collision with baserunner Lourdes Gurriel. Well, the injury will keep him out for at least a little...

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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: The last one before the All-Star break

The Sox will look to close out the “first half” behind Brian Johnson.

The Red Sox (67-30) look to enter the All-Star break on a roll when they take on the Blue Jays (43-51) today at a cloudy Fenway Park (1:05 p.m., NESN).

About today’s game: Brian Johnson (1-2. 4.23 ERA) will get the final nod of the “first half” — more on that distinction here — against Toronto righty Marcus Stroman (2-6, 5.90 ERA), who’s better than his numbers indicate, if not this year.

Xander Bogaerts,...

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Red Sox place Eduardo Rodriguez on DL

The Red Sox have placed left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain, the team announced. In a corresponding move, Boston activated fellow southpaw Brian Johnson from the 10-day DL.Rodriguez suffered the injury in Saturday’s start against Toronto, forcing him to depart after he spun 5 1/3 scoreless innings. Injury aside, the outing continued what has been a career-best season for the 25-year-old.Boston has raced to the majors’ best record (67-30)...

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Red Sox place Eduardo Rodriguez on 10-day disabled list

Rodriguez sprained his right ankle Saturday.

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Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez will reportedly be placed on the DL

On Saturday, Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez left his start in the sixth inning with a sprained right ankle. According MLB Trade Rumors, the Red Sox have since placed their effective southpaw on the disabled list. The Red Sox have placed left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain, the team announced. In a corresponding move, Boston activated fellow southpaw Brian Johnson from the 10-day DL. Rodriguez suffered the injury in Saturday’s start against...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox Minor Lines: Durbin Feltman does it again

And Brandon Phillips gets up to Triple-A.

Pawtucket W 4-0

Brandon Phillips, DH: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R

Adam Lind, 1B: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI

William Cuevas: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K (95 pitches)

Williams Jerez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (28 pitches)

Phillips made his way up to Pawtucket on Saturday as he tries to get back to the majors. Given the latest news on Dustin Pedroia, there is a real chance that Phillips could prove useful to the Red Sox this summer. He certainly needs some time to shake the...

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Matt_Collins

Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Drew Pomeranz, Bryan Mata

Today’s links focus heavily on the state of the rotation after the latest injury.

Eduardo Rodriguez left early on Saturday, and these rotation injuries are starting to pile up. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$)

The latest injury could potentially change the team’s plans heading towards the trade deadline. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

In the meantime, they could really, really use Drew Pomeranz figuring out whatever has been affecting him all year. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Steven...

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