Red Sox prospect Ryan Kalish's 2011 season could be in jeopardy after the outfielder was placed on the seven-day minor league DL due to soreness in his neck/upper trapezius muscle. The discomfort is in the same region that hindered Kalish for several weeks this summer, slowing his return from a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder by months.
The Sox and Kalish have not yet made a decision about whether Kalish will be shut down for the season, or if the current injury will rule out the possibility of a September call-up. Nonetheless, given that a) Kalish has played in just 24 games this year, b) there will be no more than eight minor league regular-season games remaining if he comes off the DL at the earliest possible date and c) he and Sox farm director Mike Hazen characterized Kalish as going through a sort of second spring training as he worked to regain his timing at the plate, the idea that he will be able to return to the majors this year...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- After the Red Sox' 11-5 win over the Rangers, Sox manager Terry Francona said that David Ortiz will be in the lineup Wednesday and was available for action Tuesday night if needed after being cleared by the team's medical staff.
Prior to the Sox' win, Ortiz executed five minutes worth of jogging and sprints on his injured right heel (bursitis), reporting no problems.
"I can be in the lineup right now. I can’t be watching this [stuff] no more," said Ortiz, who has been out of the lineup since Aug. 16. "But yeah, I’ve got to listen to what the doctor says because, I think, just stay on top of everything they tell me. This is something, if you don’t do things exactly the way they say, it can catch up with you later on, so I don’t want to be stupid."
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Jacoby Ellsbury is set to return to the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday after missing the previous three games due to a contusion from a pitch that hit him on the upper back. In his absence, the Sox went 1-2, scoring 10 runs in three games, most recently suffering a 4-0 shutout loss to C.J. Wilson and the Rangers on Monday night.
Now, the Sox will seek their first win of the season at The Ballpark in Arlington. The team is 0-4 there in 2011, and 2-11 dating to the 2009 season.
David Ortiz remains out, with rookie Ryan Lavarnway once again serving as the DH. He will bat eighth against right-hander Colby Lewis, while Josh Reddick will bat fifth and Carl Crawford will hit seventh. For complete matchup information for the pairing of Lewis against Sox starter John Lackey, visit the Full Count blog. For comprehensive...
Left-handed pitcher Randy Williams, who was designated for assignment on Thursday in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Ryan Lavarnway, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Williams, 35, was 0-1 with a 6.48 ERA, six strikeouts and five walks in seven games spanning 8 1/3 innings for the Red Sox. He has a 1.44 ERA, 29 strikeouts and 11 walks in 22 games (25 innings) in Triple-A.
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Buster Olney of ESPN was a guest of the Mut & Merloni show on Tuesday and was asked if the Sox might make a deal before the August 31 waiver deadline, specifically one that might include a right-handed hitting outfielder.
"It doesn't seem that there is going to be a right-handed bat," Olney said. "Jim Thome is on the waiver wire, that type of guy. You'll see more right-handed hitters. Jason Kubel is on the waiver wire, he obviously could be someone who could fill in at right field. But here's the thing: If anybody is any good they are not going to reach the Red Sox or the Yankees on the waiver wire. I really don't think they'll be able to get help. I'll tell you this: Conor Jackson of Oakland has cleared waivers. The Red Sox and Oakland have had conversations about Conor Jackson but it feels like that it's a situation where Oakland isn't going to give him away and the Red Sox probably aren't going to give up anything that big because it...
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