Updates & News
The Boston Herald reports, David Ortiz who started at first base Tuesday night will not be in Wednesday's starting lineup.
With the Red Sox playing in a National League ballpark, the team will have to deploy Ortiz at first base if they want him in the starting lineup, but will get the day off on Wednesday despite a right-handed pitcher on the mound for the Cardinals. Fantasy owners will want to make the proper adjustments in their starting lineups for today's action. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Eduardo Rodriguez will start Thursday in Texas for the Red Sox.
The Red Sox were considering bringing Rodriguez up in late April when Wade Miley was struggling but now they may consider him a potential replacement for the nightmare that is Joe Kelly. He'll start Thursday to stay on his regular throwing schedule and this may only be a spot start/audition, but keep an eye on him especially if there's a chance he joins the rotation. Analysis: Howard Bender
Wil Myers (wrist) is improving but not close to returning.
It's not so much that he isn't close to returning, it's that the Padres are being very cautious with him and have not set a timetable for him to start swinging a bat. Once he does start, it might not be too long before he lands on a rehab assignment. The team is hoping for an early-to-mid June return, but we'll just have to wait and see. Analysis: Howard Bender