Brantley (shoulder) was able to hit off a tee for the second consecutive day Tuesday, MLB.com reports. "I think he took 50 or 55 swings and by all accounts really did well," manager Terry Francona said. "We'll let him continue on this path until we get home, and then we'll get our eyes on him and maybe start to set up a little bit of a calendar."
Tomlin didn't factor into the decision after allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits over seven innings against the Rays. He didn't issue a walk for the third straight start, but struck out just three.