House worked seven strong innings Sunday night versus the Royals, giving up just one earned run on five hits while recording five strikeouts in a contest that was suspended in the middle of the 10th inning due to inclement weather.
Gomes (concussion) will need to pass some medical tests before possibly returning Friday, MLB.com reports. "We'll reserve the right to [change our mind]," manager Terry Francona said on Thursday. "Obviously, we'll get him on the flight tonight and we'll let him go through all his stuff today, and then we'll probably even wait and let him get through pregame [Friday] just because there's no reason not to. And then we'll do something."
Gomes (concussion) continued to show signs of improvement Wednesday, MLB.com reports. "In fairness to him, it's probably not fair to say he's going to play Friday, but unless he has a setback somewhere, he's right on pace," manager Terry Francona said.
Murphy (oblique) took 45 swings off a tee Tuesday and will continue to ramp up his rehab, MLB.com reports. "He's going to continue to ramp up his swings this week. He's been so diligent, but you can't push it," manager Terry Francona said.
Gomes (concussion) showed much improvement Tuesday and was able to do some running and pregame hitting activities, MLB.com reports. "He's having a really good day," said manager Terry Francona. "Friday's his day. Unless he has a setback somewhere -- which it doesn't look like he [will] -- he'll probably be ready to go."