Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:04:42 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts' stay on the major league roster is expected to be short-lived.
Fantasy Tip: Betts is probably only useful in daily games for the time being, since he might be sent back to the minors soon.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:36:59 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket, and 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) was activated from the disabled list Friday, August 1. Middlebrooks is batting seventh and playing third base. Betts is batting ninth and playing center field.
Fantasy Tip: Middlebrooks has plus-power, but his .197 batting average leaves a lot to be desired. Without guaranteed playing time, he is only viable in AL-only formats and deep mixed leagues. Betts could be worth a flier in deep mixed league and AL-only formats, but keep your expectations in check. He might receive limited at-bats.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:49:57 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring, back) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and will bat sixth against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, July 19. In a corresponding move, OF Mookie Betts has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:45:14 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts is expected to be sent down to Triple-A Pawtucket when OF Shane Victorino (hamstring, back) is ready to be activated from the 15-day disabled list, according to a source.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:52:10 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts isn't in the lineup Friday, July 18, and he's started just once in the last four games. Betts is a candidate to be sent to the minors when OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) returns from the disabled list, likely this weekend. Boston would like Betts to see consistent at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: Betts should only be owned in AL-only leagues at the moment. Sending Betts back to the minors for more seasoning appears to be Boston's best course of action when they activate Victorino.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:45:27 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez will be in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 9, as will OFs Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts and SS Xander Bogaerts.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:18:25 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) is dealing with more back issues and will not start his rehab assignment Wednesday, July 9.
Fantasy Tip: Here we go again. The Flyin' Hawaiin won't be back before the All-Star break and now may not be ready to return immediately after, either. The longer Victorino is out, the more it benefits Mookie Betts.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:31:00 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts is out of the lineup for the second straight day Monday, July 7, and it's the third time in the last four games he hasn't started. However, manager John Farrell said Betts would be "on the field regularly" this week with the team facing lefties on three straight days. Betts is 4-for-19 in five games since being called up. OF Jackie Bradley Jr. has been heating up at the plate, making it harder for Betts to find playing time.
Fantasy Tip: Betts has also been shaky in center field as he converts from being an infielder in the minors. When Shane Victorino (hamstring) returns from the DL after the All-Star break, there's a chance Betts is sent back down.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:19:37 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Brock Holt will be the team's utility infielder. The team views OF Mookie Betts as strictly an outfielder for now.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:27:11 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts is not in the starting lineup Monday, July 7. He has not been in the lineup for three of the last four games.