Track recent Red Sox transactions and injury updates throughout the season.
June 10: Phillips Valdez RHP option on Triple-A Worcester
The right has an ERA of 4.24 in 20 appearances this season, throwing at least 1 1/3 inning in six of his outings and two innings in three of them. Valdez has an ERA of 3.69 in 44 notable appearances in two seasons with the Red Sox (2020-21).
June 10: Recalls RHP Brandon Brennan from Triple-A Worcester
Brennan, 29, started the season at the Seattle Mariners’ alternative training site and was withdrawn from the Red Sox waivers on May 3. He made eight appearances for Worcester, conceding two points out of six hits in 8 1/3 innings.
June 7: Red Sox outright RHP Colten Brewer at Triple-A Worcester
Last week, the Sox designated Brewer for the assignment of making room on the roster for the return of Brandon Workman. With Brewer’s return to Worcester, he provides organizational depth but is no longer on the 40-man roster.
RHP Ryan Brasier (concussion, left calf strain)
Expected return: July
The Red Sox have had good news about Brasier. One day after being shot in the right side of the face by a line drive in a simulated game, the rescuer was released from the hospital and rested comfortably in his apartment in Fort Myers, Florida. Brasier has a concussion, but appears to have avoided other head injuries.
Before that frightening incident, he was in the final stages of recovering from a strained left calf he suffered at the end of Spring Training. Brasier’s simulation match on Friday was supposed to be his final step before going to a Minor League rehab assignment. Now, he will have to go through concussion protocol and further recovery before the Red Sox authorize him to return to baseball activities. (Last updated: June 5)
LHP Chris Sale (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: August
The ace moved from Fort Myers, Florida to Boston to continue his rehabilitation from Tommy John’s surgery in an environment where he can be with his teammates. Manager Alex Cora said Sale may also travel with the club on the next trip. The sale has come off the mound several times. His next step will be pitching to the batters, which Cora said could happen in the near future.
“It’s in a great place,” said Cora. “I am happy that he is here. I think it helps, of course, just being with the guys. He is one of the leaders of our team. As things are going, they are going upwards. We are very happy with how rehabilitation is going ”. (Last updated: June 7)