Latest Player News for Boston
Lackey gave up two runs on three hits with no walks and six strikeouts over eight innings against the Dodgers on Friday.
Napoli is not in the lineup Friday against the Dodgers, NESN
Ortiz (back) is in the lineup Friday against the Dodgers, NESN
Buchholz (shoulder) is expected to throw between 45 and 50 pitches when he makes his first rehab start this coming Sunday for Short-Season Lowell, ESPN Boston
Bogaerts made his major-league debut at third base during Boston's win over San Francisco on Wednesday.
Napoli (foot) entered Wednesday's game as a replacement for David Ortiz, who left Boston's win over San Francisco with a sore back. He was hitless with a strikeout in two at-bats.
Middlebrooks made his debut at second base during Boston's win over San Francisco on Wednesday.
Doubront moved to 9-6 on the year after tossing eight innings of one-run ball against the Giants on Wednesday.
Ortiz left Wednesday's game with lower back tightness, CSNNE.com
Dempster (suspension) will make his next start on Friday, August 30, against the White Sox, WEEI.com
Napoli (foot) remains out of the Red Sox's lineup Wednesday in San Francisco, the Boston Globe
Nava is not in the Red Sox's lineup Wednesday at San Francisco, the Boston Globe
Ross made his return to the Boston lineup Tuesday night, going 1-for-4 in a loss to San Francisco.