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04/27/2015 - 6:06pm
Start of Sox-Jays delayed due to rain showers

The start of Monday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays game has been delayed because of rain showers expected to move through the Fenway Park area.

Currently only the pitcher’s mound and home plate are covered with the tarp. A 6:40 start time has been announced.

When the game does get underway, Joe Kelly will take on Aaron Sanchez.

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04/27/2015 - 4:50pm
Salty DFA'd; Red Sox don't appear interested

In a surprise move, the Miami Marlins have designated catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for assignment.

The 29-year-old is in the second year of a three-year, $21 million deal with the Marlins. With $14.16 million left on his contract, it is expected Saltalamacchia will clear waivers.

According to a major league source, the Red Sox are not currently interested in bringing back their former backstop. The Sox, who offered Saltalamacchia a two-year deal following the 2013 season, would seem to be prioritizing defensive-minded catchers, with Ryan Hanigan and Sandy Leon currently filling the position.

Saltalamacchia, who dealt with concussion issues in 2014, has disappointed in his brief stint with the Marlins, hitting .209 with a .661 OPS in a combined 468 plate appearances.

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04/27/2015 - 4:38pm
Farrell: Team success has to be led by pitching

There’s no denying the Red Sox‘ starting rotation has got off to a poor start this year.

Through the first 19 games of the season, the rotation has a collective ERA of 5.75, the worst in baseball. There have been 32 starts in baseball this season where a starter has allowed seven or more runs, and the Red Sox are responsible for five of them.

Three of the five Red Sox starters have ERA’s over 5.16 — Justin Masterson (5.16), Rick Porcello (6.48) and Wade Miley (8.62).

Although it’s been a difficult four turns through the rotation, it’s roughly only 8 percent of the season. Prior to Monday’s game, manager John Farrell hinted he won’t be making changes to the...

04/27/2015 - 3:55pm
Wright recalled, Hembree optioned to Triple-A

The revolving door in the Red Sox bullpen continues, as they made another roster move prior to Monday’s game with the Blue Jays.

Following Sunday’s 18-7 loss to the Orioles, the team recalled knuckleballer Steven Wright, and optioned Health Hembree back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Hembree spent only one day with the team, as he was called up for Sunday’s game to provide depth in the bullpen.

“Steven being here in the event something unforeseen takes places we have someone to protect us with length,” manager John Farrell said. “We needed to go to the bullpen early yesterday, but that’s where we are today.”

This is Wright’s second stint with the team as he made the Opening Day roster because of Joe Kelly’s injury coming out of spring...

04/27/2015 - 2:32pm
Lineup: Holt starts in right, Napoli (illness) out

With right-hander Aaron Sanchez on the mound for the Blue Jays, the Red Sox will start Brock Holt in right field and Daniel Nava at first base. It is the first start of the season for Holt in right.

Mike Napoli isn’t in the starting lineup, as he is under the weather.

“He’s under the weather,” manager John Farrell said. “He’s here, he’s not completely unavailable, but he’s not capable of starting right now. He’s dealing with some illness right now.”

Here is the Red Sox lineup for their series opener against the Blue Jays, with Joe Kelly getting the start for the hosts:

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