Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was not in the starting lineup for Monday night's Game 5 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, marking the second straight game he'll be sidelined with lower back tightness.
Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has a compression fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot, but manager John Farrell insisted Sunday that the team's leadoff hitter likely will return to playing before the end of the regular season.
The off-again, on-again status of Clay Buchholz's next start is off again, and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged the team may place the right-hander on the disabled list with ongoing discomfort in his trapezius muscle in his neck area.
"Everything points" to Clay Buchholz to start Sunday night in New York against the Yankees, Red Sox manager John Farrell said after Buchholz reported no lingering issues from another bullpen session Thursday.
The Red Sox on Tuesday activated left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales from the disabled list, where he has been since the beginning of the season, missing 52 games because of a bulging disk in his back and later with a strained pectoral muscle.