By MyFM's Jake Archer - This week has been a fairly busy one in the sports world and the Red Sox have done a few things over the past couple of days off of the field that I felt I needed to write a quick update on. Here we go.
- Boston will officially retire David Ortiz’s #34 tonight in a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park. The city also renamed Yawkey Way Extension to David Ortiz Drive and Jet Blue Airlines named one of their terminals at Logan Airport after the Sox legend. Tune in early to the game tonight so that you don’t miss what is sure to be a special moment.
- One of the Sox top prospects, Michael Chavis was promoted to Double A Portland. He’s on a tear and will share time with another top prospect, Rafael Devers, at third base before Devers likely moves up to Pawtucket.
- The team outrighted starter Kyle Kendrick off of the 40-man roster and claimed Doug Fister off of waivers. Fister is likely to join the big league rotation and start Sunday.
- The team sits at 40-32 which is the same record through 72 games as in 2016, when the Sox finished in first place in the AL East.
- Dustin Pedroia remains out after taking a pitch to the ribs on Sunday night in Houston and spitting up blood.
- Eduardo Rodriguez is progressing in his rehab three weeks since his last start.
- Carson Smith is still shut down after a setback in his rehab. I’m beginning to think he doesn’t actually exist.
- The Sox have signed many of their draft picks so far including first rounder Tanner Houck, who will report to Lowell.
- Expensive Paw Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo is having a great year, but he just hit the DL with a groin strain.
That’s that for the remaining things you need to know about the Boston Red Sox right now.