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Top Masataka Yoshida News

  • Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida: Enters as pinch hitter

    Yoshida entered Tuesday's game as a pinch hitter and was hit by a pitch in a 4-1 loss to Cleveland.

    Yoshida was held out of the starting lineup against a righty, with Red Sox manager Alex Cora explaining that decision was more about getting Tyler O'Neill's bat in the lineup and less about Yoshida, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports. Yoshida will be back in the starting lineup Wednesday, per Cora.

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  • Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida: Not starting Tuesday

    Yoshida is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game at Cleveland, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Yoshida sat Sunday against a left-handed starter and is on the bench again Tuesday with righty Ben Lively on the mound for the Guardians. Tyler O'Neill (concussion) is back from the injured list and starting at designated hitter.

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  • Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida: Slugs second homer

    Yoshida went 3-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Pirates.

    The 30-year-old outfielder took Mitch Keller deep in the sixth inning for Boston's final runs. Yoshida has only two homers on the season, but they've both come in his last five games. On the campaign, he's slashing .250/.325/.375 with nine runs and 10 RBI in 20 contests.

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  • Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida: Sitting in second straight

    Yoshida is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Guardians, Ian Browne of reports.

    The lefty-hitting Yoshida now finds himself out of the lineup for the second day in a row, with both absences coming against right-handed pitchers. While the Red Sox haven't indicated that Yoshida is dealing with an injury, the consecutive absences as Boston has played shorthanded in Cleveland with both Tyler O'Neill (forehead) and Rafael Devers (knee) missing time suggests the 30-year-old might be banged up to some degree. Even if the Red Sox don't provide an update on Yoshida following Thursday's game, fantasy managers will still want to keep tabs on his status heading into this weekend's series in Pittsburgh.

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  • Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida: Resting Wednesday

    Yoshida isn't in the Red Sox's lineup for Wednesday's game against the Guardians, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Yoshida will get a chance to clear his head Wednesday after going 0-for-10 across the first two games of the series. His absence will move Rafael Devers into the DH spot while Pablo Reyes starts at third base and bats eighth.

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  • Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida: Not in lineup Saturday

    Yoshida isn't in Boston's lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels.

    Yoshida will get a day off Saturday despite putting together a three-game hitting streak and recording a hit in seven of his first eight games. Bobby Dalbec will fill in as the Sox's DH and bat fifth.

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  • Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida: Heads to bench Tuesday

    Yoshida is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Gabrielle Starr of the Boston Herald reports.

    Yoshida has reached base in all five games this season but is hitting just .211 with a .581 OPS in 22 plate appearances. He'll take a seat Tuesday while Triston Casas serves as the designated hitter and Bobby Dalbec starts at first base.

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  • Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida: Seeing time in OF

    Yoshida started in left field and went 1-for-4 in Saturday's spring game against Minnesota.

    Yoshida, who is expected to serve as the primary designated hitter this season, has started in left field five times in his last six spring games. That's partially due to Tyler O'Neill's lingering calf issue. O'Neill has not played the field since March 14, although the team believes he'll be ready for full duty by Opening Day, per Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe. Yoshida is 9-for-44 (.205) with five doubles, a home run and six RBI over 16 spring games.

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  • Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida: Underwent jaw surgery last fall

    Yoshida revealed recently that he underwent surgery last fall on his jaw to correct temporomandibular joint dysfunction, Rob Bradford of reports.

    It's an issue which Yoshida had for a few years and led to headaches and other discomfort. He now feels much better after the procedure. Yoshida noted that it affected him more with everyday tasks and not necessarily while he was playing baseball, but it can't hurt his outlook now that he's more comfortable. He's slated to be Boston's primary designated hitter this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 192 lbs
Birthplace: Fukui, Japan
Age: 30
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, R