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Bradley entered Wednesday night's game after Shane Victorino left with a jammed thumb. He'll be the fill-in center-fielder if Victorino can't play Thursday.
Middlebrooks (illness) returned to the lineup Wednesday night and went 3-for-4 with a walk in Boston's loss to Baltimore.
Ortiz went 2-for-6 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.
Peavy took a no-decision in Wednesday's game against the Orioles after allowing three runs on six hits over seven innings.
Victorino left Wednesday's game against the Orioles with a jammed right thumb, the Springfield Republican
Though he remains without a timetable, Ellsbury (foot) is confident that he will return before the end of the season, CSN New England's Sean McAdam
Pedroia homered to lead off the game Tuesday night in Boston's loss to Baltimore. He finished the night 1-for-4 and extended his current hitting streak to seven games.
Dempster will likely get a start next week in Colorado, the Boston Herald
Dempster gave up two earned runs on three hits and four walks with five strikeouts in six innings Tuesday against the Orioles.
Uehara took the loss Tuesday, giving up one earned run on a triple by Danny Valencia, who then scored on a sacrifice fly. Valencia's was the lone hit in the ninth, and Uehara recorded one strikeout.
Ellsbury (foot) is yet to ramp up his baseball activities, but the Red Sox still believe he'll play before the end of the regular season, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald