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2024 Batting

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Regular Season .280 1 7 .830 4

Top Wilyer Abreu News

  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Another three-hit day

    Abreu went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored during Sunday's 6-1 victory over the Pirates

    Abreu's three-hit day represented his second such effort in three days, as he posted multiple RBI for the first time this season. Abreu entered the series with PIttsburgh hitting just .184 but reached base 10 times, going 7-for-12 with three walks, a homer, two doubles, four RBI and three runs scored during the weekend set to raise his average to .280 with a .390 on-base percentage.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Smacks first homer Friday

    Abreu went 3-for-5 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 8-1 win over the Pirates.

    Getting the start in left field and batting second, Abreu got the rout going early by launching a Quinn Priester changeup completely out of PNC Park in the first inning. It was Abreu's first homer of the season, and the 24-year-old has three multi-hit performances while starting eight of the last nine games. Over that stretch, he's batting .320 (8-for-25) with four doubles, four steals, four RBI and seven runs scored.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Steals base in win

    Abreu started in right field and went 0-for-2 with a walk and stolen base in Wednesday's 2-0 win over Cleveland.

    Abreu swiped a bag for the third consecutive game and fourth consecutive start; he ranks second on the team with four stolen bases. He has a history of high-volume attempted steals in the minors, so this flurry is not out of character. Red Sox manager Alex Cora indicated earlier in the week that Abreu will be in the lineup against right-handers for the time being, which puts him on the fantasy radar. The outfielder has reached base safely over the last six appearances (five starts), adding five runs scored to his four steals during that stretch.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Will play every day versus righties

    Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Monday that he plans to begin playing Abreu every day against right-handers, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

    Abreu is making just his seventh start of the season Monday, but he has been in the lineup for four of the last five contests versus righties and it sounds like he'll be a regular against them moving forward. Ceddanne Rafaela is getting a start at shortstop Monday and it would appear he'll see more action there moving forward. Abreu has just a .618 OPS this season but put up an .862 OPS in 28 games in 2023.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Ignites four-run inning

    Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Angels.

    Abreu used his legs to get things started in Boston's four-run first inning, stretching a single into a double to set up a Masataka Yoshida RBI single. Triston Casas followed with a home run, and the Red Sox were off and running. An inning later, Abreu stole his first bag of the season, which set up another run-producing single by Yoshida. Abreu had a rough spring, striking out 26 times in 77 plate appearances, which resulted in sporadic playing time to start the season. That unpleasant spring carried over, as Abreu was 2-for-18 with nine strikeouts to begin the campaign, but the outfielder has put together consecutive games that suggest he's finding a groove. He's 4-for-7 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored over the last two contests.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Not starting Friday

    Abreu is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Angels.

    Abreu got the start in right field Wednesday against the Athletics and went 1-for-3 while batting ninth. Tyler O'Neill will start in right field and bat fifth Friday against Angels right-hander Griffin Canning.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Receiving third start

    Abreu will start in right field and bat ninth in Wednesday's contest in Oakland, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    It will be just the third start so far for Abreu, who seems to be a clear fourth in the Red Sox's outfield pecking order. He had batted fifth in his first start and seventh in his second but will occupy the bottom of the batting order Wednesday. Tyler O'Neill is getting a day off.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Makes debut

    Abreu started in right field and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Saturday's 4-3 extra-inning loss to the Mariners.

    Abreu, who opened spring training as the likely starter in right field, sat out the first two games of the regular season. The addition of Ceddanne Rafaela to the Opening Day roster forced a realignment in the outfield that did not benefit Abreu. Additionally, a rough spring in which he batted .127 and struck out 26 times in 77 plate appearances didn't help his cause.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: On bench for opener

    Abreu was on the bench for Thursday's 6-4 win over Seattle on Opening Day.

    Abreu was widely speculated during spring training to be Boston's primary starter in right field, but the lefty hitter found himself on the bench Opening Day against Mariners right-hander Luis Castillo, with Tyler O'Neill in right field instead. Abreu had a tough spring and struck out 26 times in 77 plate appearances, which may have contributed to the decision, but a strong camp from Ceddanne Rafaela, who got the start in center, might have been the bigger factor.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Not included in projected lineup

    Abreu was not included in the projected Opening Day starting lineup by Ian Browne of MLB.com.

    Ceddanne Rafaela has made the team and seems to have played himself into a regular role, while Abreu has struggled to a .588 OPS and 24 strikeouts in 24 games this spring. Tyler O'Neill has not played right field in the majors since 2019, but the Red Sox could move him there at Abreu's expense, or perhaps Jarren Duran could move to right. While the 24-year-old Abreu showed promise in a small sample in the majors last season, the whiffs might push him to a bench role or back to the minors to begin 2024.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Piling up strikeouts

    Abreu went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Thursday's spring game against Philadelphia.

    Abreu entered camp as the favorite to become the primary starter in right field, but the outfielder is 4-for-36 with 16 strikeouts in Grapefruit League action. That might not be an issue for an established major leaguer, but Abreu has limited MLB experience (28 games). Additionally, Rob Refsnyder's fractured toe (four-to-six weeks) and Ceddanne Rafaela's strong spring could be reshaping the outfield.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Goes deep

    Abreu went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's spring game against the Twins.

    Abreu's first spring homer was the highlight of the day for Boston, which lost 7-1. It's been a slow start to the Grapefruit League for Abreu, who was hitless over his first 10 at-bats and 1-for-15 before a triple Tuesday followed by Wednesday's long ball. Despite the results, Red Sox manager Alex Cora told Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe that Abreu is putting together good at-bats and swinging at the right pitches.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Logs first spring hit

    Abreu started in right field and went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Friday's spring game against the Twins.

    Abreu, the early favorite to win the starting job in right field, recorded his first hit of the spring when he singled in the first inning. Through five Grapefruit League games, Abreu is 1-for-13 with two walks and seven strikeouts.

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  • Red Sox's Wilyer Abreu: Early favorite for right field job

    Abreu opens spring training as the leading candidate to start in right field, Julian McWilliams of the Boston Globe reports. "His arm and the way he moves. He's a good defender," manager Alex Cora said. "That's why we're so confident. He's a good athlete. He likes to show off his arm."

    Abreu made his MLB debut in 2023 and posted an .862 OPS over 85 plate appearances. Boston's coaches rave about his arm strength, which is important when playing right field at Fenway Park, especially after last season's limitations to shifting prevented infielders from lining up in short right. The 5-foot-10 Abreu hit for power in the minors with 22 home runs and a .264 ISO at Triple-A Worcester last year.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Age: 24
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, L