David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Sunday.
With a knuckleballer on the mound, the Red Sox will elect to give Ortiz the day off on Sunday, which will be his second day off over his last four games. His absence from the starting lineup will lead way to a day off behind the dish for A.J. Pierzynski who will serve as the team's designated hitter. Piersynski holds a lifetime .417 average against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey with three extra base hits (1 HR).ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Just a routine day off for the big guy. He's batting .253 with five home runs, 13 RBI and a 14:15 BB:K over 87 at-bats and proves to be a solid, consistent power bat for your utility spot. Big Papi being Big Papi. A.J. Pierzynski will DH Saturday against R.A. Dickey.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Brad Peacock has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Peacock's been on the 15-day DL since April 15 with a strained left intercostal muscle. He's played catch recently but hasn't thrown off a mound since having a setback during a rehab assignment on June 12. After undergoing an MRI on Friday, Peacock was hoping for some good news but it looks like he'll be on the shelf until at least mid-July if not longer. Analysis: Zack Carpenter
George Springer (wrist) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Not a surprise here as Springer was visibly in pain after taking an Edinson Volquez fastball off the wrist and being removed from last night's game against the Royals. The injury is a shame as Springer was enjoying an All-Star caliber sophomore season, hitting .264 with 14 doubles, 13 home runs, 29 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 75 games. He also currently ranks fifth among all AL outfielders in OPS (.822). Analysis: Zack Carpenter
Monta Ellis agrees to a 4-year $44M deal with the Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers brass wants to play smaller and faster this year so Ellis is a huge get for them. He gives them a great scoring option at shooting guard to be a wingman for Paul George. Ellis' contract will take him through his last highly effective years, and his fourth year is a player option that would allow him to explore free agency. After averaging 18.9 points and 4.1 assists per game last season, Ellis provides great fantasy value for his mid-round draft position. Analysis: Zack Carpenter