Red Sox place Rick Porcello on the disabled list with a triceps injury

10 Comments

The Red Sox have placed starter Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 30, with inflammation in his right triceps, NESN’s Ricky Doyle reports. Porcello’s condition developed after his July 29 start against the White Sox in which he allowed six runs (five earned) on 10 hits and a walk in two-plus innings.

It’s been a tough year for Porcello, who signed a four-year, $82.5 million extension with the Red Sox in April. The right-hander has a 4.81 ERA with a 1.44 WHIP and a 92/27 K/BB ratio in 114 2/3 innings. He seemed to be putting things together over his three starts prior to facing the White Sox.

The Red Sox don’t expect Porcello to miss much time. Henry Owens or Brian Johnson are candidates to make a couple of starts in his place in the meantime.

Giants sign Darin Ruf to minor league contract

Darin Ruf
Rich Schultz/Getty Images
1 Comment

The Athletic’s Jayson Stark reports that the Giants have signed 1B/OF Darin Ruf to a minor league contract.

Ruf, 33, played parts of five seasons in the majors with the Phillies from 2012-16, enjoying occasional offensive success. He spent the last three seasons in the KBO League in South Korea with the Samsung Lions, reigniting his career. Ruf hit an aggregate .313/.404/.564 with 86 home runs and 350 RBI over 1,756 plate appearances.

Ruf joins an ever-increasing list of players whose major league careers fizzled out, then found new life overseas — Eric Thames and Miles Mikolas are a couple of examples. Ruf will hope to prove himself as a big leaguer once more in spring training with the Giants.