Greg Holland Headshot

Red Sox are keeping an eye on Greg Holland this offseason.

Added 11/04/16 9:48 am (EST)   Source
Winter meetings start on Monday, and the Red Sox are looking to go after the former Royals closer in Greg Holland. He did not pitch last year due to Tommy John surgery, and before that, while playing injured, saw a decrease in his fastball velocity. When healthy, Holland is a shut down closer, and will have to wait and see what the market and health looks like for Holland this winter.
Jay Bruce Headshot

Bruce went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two RBI during Sunday's loss to Washington.

Added 6:24 pm (EST)
It was Bruce's seven long fly of the season, and he's now up to 16 RBI with an impressive .292/.370/.584 slash line. The veteran slugger will continue to bat in the heart of the Mets lineup, and Bruce should also continue to pile up strong counting statistics. It wouldn't be surprising to see his batting average and on-base percentage begin to decline, though. Don't forget, Bruce entered 2017 with a .231/.295/.440 slash line over the previous three seasons.
Zach Britton Headshot

Britton (forearm) will rejoin the Orioles on Monday in Boston, at which point the team may bring him off the disabled list, Roch Kubatko of reports.

Added 6:21 pm (EST)
Once Britton rejoins the team, the decision will be made as to when he'll be brought off the disabled list. Although Britton will be eligible to be activated Monday, he pitched in a rehab outing at Double-A Bowie on Sunday, so the Orioles may give him an extra day to rest and bring him off the DL on Tuesday.
Joe Ross Headshot

Ross allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five batters over four innings during Sunday's win over the Mets.

Added 6:16 pm (EST)
With Washington putting 23 runs on the board, it's discouraging that Ross couldn't navigate his way through five innings and collect the win. It's also the second consecutive game he's failed to pitch five frames. There's definitely upside here, though. The 23-year-old righty posted a 3.52 ERA and 8.0 K/9 over 35 games the past two seasons, after all. Ross will look to put it all together in his next start against Philadelphia.
Alec Asher Headshot

Asher will start Tuesday against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of reports.

Added 6:12 pm (EST)
Jayson Aquino had been scheduled to start Tuesday, but after being used in Saturday's game the need for a different starter arose. Asher started a game against the Blue Jays earlier in the season. It was a solid outing and he gave up just a single run over 6.1 innings. However, since then he's been used as a reliever and pitched just two innings across two games.
Brian McCann Headshot

McCann went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and a run during Sunday's win over the Athletics.

Added 6:08 pm (EST)
The first-year Astro is off to a solid start and sports a .279/.375/.426 slash line with 10 runs, three home runs and 13 RBI. Houston has a deep offensive attack, so McCann provides a reliable fantasy floor with plenty of upside in both seasonal leagues and daily contests.
Pablo Sandoval Headshot

Sandoval has not made significant progress in rehabbing his sprained knee, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

Added 6:04 pm (EST)
Sandoval is still in the early stages of his rehab and is far from a return. With this latest news, owners can count on Sandoval being out of action beyond the required 10 days. At this point in time, the Red Sox don't have a timeframe for Sandoval's eventual return and will remain without one until he increases his level of activity.
Ken Giles Headshot

Giles threw just a single pitch to record the final out of Sunday's game against Oakland to collect his sixth save of the season.

Added 6:02 pm (EST)
The Houston closer has now strung together 5.1 scoreless innings over his past six appearances with four saves. With Houston a contender and sporting a 16-9 record, Giles projects to continue padding the saves column, and his recent form has probably strengthened his job security.
Sandy León Headshot

Leon will regularly be held out of Boston's lineup for the foreseeable future, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

Added 5:52 pm (EST)
Sandy Leon has underperformed since the start of the year. He's hitting just .180 with a .476 OPS after having appeared in 14 games. Manager John Farrell said that moving forward, Leon will be the team's catcher when Chris Sale and Rick Porcello are scheduled to start, but Christian Vazquez figures to be the go-to backstop the rest of the time.
Dallas Keuchel Headshot

Keuchel (5-0) allowed a single run on just three hits and two walks while striking out nine batters over 7.2 innings during Sunday's win over Oakland.

Added 5:51 pm (EST)
The southpaw's rebound campaign continues to gain momentum, and Keuchel sports a high-end 1.21 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 7.25 K/9. The uptick in strikeouts was encouraging Sunday, and with ace pitchers dropping like flies around the league, Keuchel return to his Cy Young form has been all the more valuable. He'll look to stay undefeated against the Angels in his next start.
Miguel González Headshot

Gonzalez (3-1) took the loss Sunday against the Tigers, allowing six runs on 14 hits and one walk across six innings. He struck out one.

Added 5:46 pm (EST)
Gonzalez was knocked around early and often in this one, allowing a whopping 15 baserunners while recording 18 outs. All things considered, he did reasonably well to limit the runs on his ledger aside from a four-run rally in the fourth inning during which seven men reached base. Gonzalez was lights out through his first 27 innings this season and will look to move past this rough outing Friday against the Orioles.
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