Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:43:28 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Roenis Elias was optioned to Class AAA Pawtucket Monday, Aug. 15.
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 15:46:55 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Roenis Elias was optioned to Class AAA Pawtucket on Sunday, Aug. 14.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:47:20 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Roenis Elias was recalled from Class AAA Pawtucket Thursday, Aug. 11.
Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:45:06 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz has been added to the starting rotation and is scheduled to start against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, June 22. Buchholz returned to the rotation because the team optioned SP Roenis Elias to Class AAA Pawtucket.
Fantasy Tip: Buchholz has been used out of the bullpen over the last few weeks and did not allow a run in four of his five appearances. He struggled when he was a starter, so owners may want to avoid him for the time being.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:28:58 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Roenis Elias allowed seven runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out two over four innings in a loss to the Seattle Mariners Friday, June 17.
Fantasy Tip: After such a rough outing, it remains to be seen how long Elias will be a part of the rotation. Regardless, he can be left on waiver wire for now.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:37:59 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Roenis Elias will serve as the team's fifth starting pitcher and go against the Seattle Mariners Friday, June 17.
Fantasy Tip: The lefty Elias will go against his former team Friday. Last year in 22 outings (20 starts) for Seattle he went 5-8 with a 4.14 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings. He'll have plenty of run support with Boston, but he'll mainly be a matchup play in daily, deep mixed and AL-only leagues.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:34:55 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Roenis Elias was optioned to the minors Saturday, April 23.
Fantasy Tip: Boston wound up going with the youngster Henry Owens for the start against the Houston Astros Sunday night. Elias has sneaky value in deep mixed and AL-only leagues, but only if he's brought up to pitch in the rotation while Joe Kelly heals from his injury.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:19:11 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Roenis Elias is going to be called up by the team Friday, April 22. The Red Sox also plan on promoting SP Henry Owens "later in the weekend."
Fantasy Tip: That's two starting pitchers Boston will be bringing up, yet only one rotation spot exists after the injury to Joe Kelly. A replacement hasn't been named yet but it looks like it will be one of these two youngsters. Both have decent ceilings, as Elias was pretty good during his time with the Mariners and offers a fine strikeout rate as well. Owens is still developing but looked solid at times as a rookie last year, and will come with upside if he can stick.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:10:17 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly (shoulder) could miss considerable time with a right shoulder impingement. 3B Travis Shaw was out four to six weeks before he resumed throwing with a shoulder impingement before winter ball last November. Kelly was clocked at only 89-90 mph to begin the game after being ranked seventh in the majors in average fastball velocity (95.4 mph) last year. SP Henry Owens could be the likely choice to take Kelly's spot in the rotation, or Boston could consider SP Roenis Elias, who has a 3.86 ERA in two starts for Class AAA Pawtucket but has seven walks in 9 1/3 innings. Owens has allowed just two runs in 18 innings in three starts at Pawtucket, but he's walked 10 hitters.
Fantasy Tip: This doesn't look good for Kelly and his owners. In many mixed leagues, you can probably drop him for healthier and more productive arms. Owens has more upside with his dominance, but both he and Elias can be inconsistent because of their shaky control. Whoever gets the nod will be worth a cheap flyer in deep mixed and AL leagues.
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:04:52 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright was officially named the Red Sox's No. 5 starter Wednesday, March 30, after SP Roenis Elias was sent to Class AAA.
Fantasy Tip: Wright is not the next coming of Tim Wakefield, so relax. The 31-year-old knuckleballer isn't likely to pull an R.A. Dickey, either. He's likely a placeholder in the rotation until Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is healthy. Wright is a short-term innings eater in deep AL-only affairs.