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Top Reese McGuire News

  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Avoids arbitration with Boston

    McGuire signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Red Sox on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

    McGuire was the Red Sox's backup catcher for the 2023 season. He posted a modest .668 OPS across 202 plate appearances and figures to serve in the same role while complementing Connor Wong in 2024.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Was available Wednesday

    McGuire (thumb) was available to play Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

    McGuire injured his thumb while taking warmup pitches prior to the start of the third inning of Tuesday's loss to the Rays. Connor Wong replaced him Tuesday and started Wednesday. Boston manager Alex Cora said McGuire was available off the bench if needed.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Suffers bruised thumb

    McGuire was pulled from Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay due to a left thumb contusion, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    McGuire injured his thumb while catching warmup throws from Tanner Houck ahead of the third inning and was replaced by Connor Wong. There's no word on how long McGuire will be held out, but Wong figures to see more consistent starts behind the plate while McGuire recovers.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Exits with thumb injury

    McGuire was removed from Tuesday's game against the Rays with a thumb injury, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

    No word yet on the severity of McGuire's injury, but the Red Sox should provide more specifics in the near future. Connor Wong entered the game to replace McGuire behind the plate.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Heads to bench Monday

    McGuire is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Rangers.

    He'll give way to Connor Wong behind the dish as Boston opens a three-game set in Texas. McGuire and Wong have been splitting work at catcher in relatively equitable fashion thus far in September, with the former getting seven starts to the latter's 10. With a .154/.241/.231 slash line so far this month, McGuire hasn't made a compelling case to push for a larger share of the playing time.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Homers in return

    McGuire went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Mariners.

    McGuire missed about six weeks with an oblique injury. He had no trouble getting the ball in the air in his return, popping a solo shot and a sacrifice fly to contribute to the offense. The catcher is slashing a decent .269/.310/.380 with one homer, 13 RBI, 12 runs scored and nine doubles through 41 contests this season. He's likely to remain behind Connor Wong on the depth chart going forward.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Activated, starting Tuesday

    The Red Sox activated McGuire (oblique) from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. He'll start at catcher and bat eighth in Boston's game in Seattle.

    Boston waited until shortly after the trade deadline passed to make McGuire's activation official, clearing a spot for him on the roster by designating fellow catcher Jorge Alfaro for assignment. Though he'll immediately re-enter the starting nine in his return to the big club, McGuire is expected to serve as the No. 2 option behind the dish while Connor Wong retains top slotting on the depth chart.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Set to return for Seattle series

    Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Monday that McGuire will be activated from the 10-day injured list at some point during the team's series in Seattle to begin the week, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    McGuire made the trip with the Red Sox to Seattle after he spent the past weekend at Triple-A Worcester, with whom he went 2-for-10 with a double and a walk during his three-game rehab assignment. Cora indicated everything went well for McGuire on the rehab assignment, but the Red Sox's decision not to activate him Monday may have been designed to give the team as much roster flexibility as possible leading into Tuesday's deadline. Assuming McGuire is reinstated Tuesday or Wednesday, he'll unseat Jorge Alfaro as the top backup to No. 1 catcher Connor Wong.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Close to rehab assignment

    McGuire (oblique) is aiming to begin a rehab assignment by next Tuesday, Mike Monaco of ESPN reports.

    McGuire has missed nearly a month with a right oblique strain but is making nice progress. Jorge Alfaro has been Boston's backup catcher lately with McGuire out.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Catches side session Monday

    McGuire (oblique) caught two innings for Corey Kluber on Monday, Mike Monaco of ESPN reports.

    McGuire continues to progress in his recovery from a right oblique strain, and he's likely closing in on a rehab assignment. However, the team has yet to officially disclose when he'll be sent out.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Doing baseball activites

    McGuire (oblique) began baseball activities July 6, MLB.com reports.

    McGuire has been slow to recover from the oblique injury suffered while taking a swing June 21 against the Twins. These injuries typically take a minimum of two-to-three weeks to heal, but McGuire's will take longer.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: To IL with oblique strain

    McGuire was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right oblique strain, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    This move seemed inevitable once McGuire was designated with a strained oblique Wednesday. Caleb Hamilton was added to the roster to serve as Connor Wong's backup while McGuire is sidelined for at least a couple weeks.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Exits with injury

    McGuire was removed from Wednesday's game against the Twins with an apparent injury, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    McGuire appeared to suffer a hand injury during a swing in the sixth inning and was immediately removed from the game, looking to be in a lot of pain. The Red Sox should provide an update on his status shortly, but early signs are not encouraging. Connor Wong entered the game to replace McGuire.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Diagnosed with oblique strain

    McGuire was removed from Wednesday's game against the Twins due to a right oblique strain, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Still no word on the severity of McGuire's injury, but manager Alex Cora said a stint on the injured list is likely, per Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican. With McGuire presumably set to miss multiple weeks, the Red Sox could select Caleb Hamilton from Triple-A Worcester to temporarily serve as Connor Wong's backup.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Sits out series finale

    McGuire is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Mac Cerullo of the Boston Herald reports.

    Though he'll give way to Connor Wong behind the dish, McGuire may be pushing his way into a timeshare at catcher. McGuire had started in three of the past four games and four of the past six, going 2-for-14 with a pair of doubles and two walks during that stretch.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Delivers winning run

    McGuire went 0-for-3 with an RBI in Saturday's 2-1 win over Arizona.

    The Red Sox played small ball, as McGuire laid down a one-out bunt that plated Triston Casas from third base for the game-winning run. The backup catcher is going through a tough stretch, batting .136 (3-for-22) with a 39.1 percent strikeout rate over the last nine games. Despite the downturn, McGuire maintains a respectable .286 average for the season.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Back in action Tuesday

    McGuire (hand) will start at catcher and bat ninth in Tuesday's game in Baltimore, Tyler Milliken of 98.5 The Sports Hub Boston reports.

    McGuire was out of commission for a couple days after taking a foul tip off the hand, but he's fine. He'll catch starting pitcher Corey Kluber on Tuesday while No. 1 backstop Connor Wong gets a breather.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: Could be available off bench

    McGuire (hand) could be available in an emergency Sunday against the Brewers, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    The 28-year-old took a foul tip to the right hand during Saturday's contest but had X-rays come back negative, and it appears he won't require a stint on the injured list. The Red Sox may try to stay away from McGuire for a day or two, but the team may not need to add a third catcher to the roster since he's still technically available.

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  • Red Sox's Reese McGuire: X-rays negative

    McGuire underwent X-rays on his right hand Saturday, which came back negative. "It's a little swollen right now, a little bruised," McGuire said.

    McGuire took a foul tip off the hand in the eighth inning of Saturday's loss to Milwaukee but stayed in the game. He entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning for Connor Wong, and Boston did not have another catcher available. McGuire added that he'd ice the hand and be ready for Sunday's game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 233 lbs
Birthplace: Seattle, WA
Age: 28
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: L, R