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Will Middlebrooks will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

With the Red Sox making a plethora of moves on Friday, Middlebrooks will be back in Boston with another chance to solidify himself as a regular contributor. With his drastically high strikeout rate and paltry walk rates, we wouldn't count on it.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

31 Jul, 11:15 PMSource

The Red Sox plan on having Yoenis Cespedes play right field. He has played only left (232 games) and center (75), since coming to U.S.

"Okay, Yoenis, we just took you off of a World Series contender and now you'll be playing a new position." That may be slightly dramatic, but it is safe to wonder how Cespedes will respond. Regardless of position on the field, Cespedes should have no trouble doing damage at the plate.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

31 Jul, 09:21 PMSource

Shane Victorino is expected to miss some time due to his back.

Shane Victorino has been "on again" "off again" like a lover in a bad sitcom. He can't stay on the field for more than a week or two. However, this solves the OF riddle presented with the acquisition of Allen Craig from St. Louis. Jackie Bradley Jr. will continue to play CF, while Craig will slot into RF in Victorino's place.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

31 Jul, 06:04 PMSource

Xander Bogaerts will return to shortstop after Will Middlebrooks gets back, club source says.

The Sox will go back to their original configuration with Stephen Drew out of the way. Look for Brock Holt and the recently acquired Kelly Johnson to fill in at third until Middlebrooks returns.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 04:01 PMSource

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Yankees traded Kelly Johnson to the Red Sox in exchange for Stephen Drew.

Johnson heads to Boston to serve as the primary back-up infielder while Drew heads to the Yankees to take over at second base. Neither sees their value change much and neither is really worth a whole lot outside of AL-only leagues.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 03:48 PMSource

The Tigers and Red Sox are "getting close" to deal for RP Andrew Miller.

The Tigers are among a group of teams vying for the services of the Red Sox reliever. A move to the Tigers will not affect the left-hander's fantasy value much, as his role will continue to be that of a late innings specialist. Miller has struck out 69 batters in 42.1 innings this season, with a 2.34 ERA and 0.90 WHIP.
Analyst: Joshua Balay  View Profile

31 Jul, 01:17 PMSource

SP Joe Kelly and OF/1B Allen Craig have been traded to the Red Sox for SP John Lackey and a minor league player.

The rumor was that Anthony Ranaudo was going to come up and start with the trade of John Lackey, but he may not be needed if the Sox get another major league ready arm. Kelly should slot into Lackey's spot and will likely start over the weekend against the Yankees.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 12:59 PMSource

OF/1B Allen Craig and SP Joe Kelly have been traded to the Red Sox for SP John Lackey and a minor league player.

Craig will probably shift between right field and first base again, just as he did in St. Louis. A lot will depend on the health of Shane Victorino and any potential trade of Mike Napoli. The Sox are wheeling and dealing right now, so we probably won't know exactly where he'll settle in until the trade deadline passes.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 12:58 PMSource

With the Red Sox trading SP John Lackey to the Cardinals SP Anthony Ranaudo would be expected to make his major-league debut for the Red Sox against the Yankees Friday.

Ranaudo has a 2.41 ERA with a 7.47 K/9 over 119.1 innings at Triple-A Pawtucket this season. Replacing Lackey and joining the rotation should prove to be a good test for him moving forward.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 12:40 PMSource

The Cardinals are expected to get a major league ready outfielder and pitcher in the trade with the Red Sox for SP John Lackey.

Nothing concrete to report just yet as it hasn't been released as to what names are possibly headed back to the Red Sox in the deal.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 12:38 PMSource

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