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Roenis EliasRP | Boston Red Sox
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With Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez both in an uphill climb to be on the roster for the first week of the season as they bounce back from injuries, the Red Sox will probably need a fifth starter at least for the first turn through the rotation. Left-hander Roenis Elias made his case on Saturday, firing two perfect innings and striking out two against the Rays.
Spin: Elias is in competition with Brian Johnson and Jalen Beeks to be the temporary fifth starter. With several days off in the second week of the season, Boston could just need a fifth starter one time through before Rodriguez or Wright is ready. "He's stretched out," manager Alex Cora said of Elias. "We know the situation with the fifth spot. We talk about the schedule. We need it. I know last year he didn't throw too many innings, but he went to the Dominican Republic and caught up with what he needed to do. He pitched all the way to the last week of December and he did an outstanding job. We'll stretch him out, he's a guy who can do a lot of stuff and his stuff plays, just a matter of him -- if it's the bullpen, in the role in the bullpen, he needs to be more consistent with his arm slot."
Roenis Elias tossed two spotless innings in a win over the Rays in Saturday's Grapefruit League action. He struck out two batters and didn't allow any hits or walks in his first spring start. [...]
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The current trend indicates that there has been minimal movement in terms of ADDS or DROPS for Elias. In the past week his own percentage has decreased by 0.19% . Meanwhile his start percentage has remained steady.
In the past 30 days, the highest own percentage for Elias is 6.90% and his lowest is 0.00%. In terms of start percentages, his highest start percentage is 33.33% and lowest is 0.00%.
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