The Red Sox couldn't afford to play the waiting game with Shane Victorino this time around. Victorino's sore left hamstring and ailing back forced him to the 15-day disabled list on Friday, retroactive to Tuesday.
The Red Sox activated David Ross from the seven-day concussion disabled list Friday after doctors cleared him to resume playing.
Jose Iglesias was promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday and made his first big league start at third base, as the club placed Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain
Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks exited Thursday night's game against the Indians with lower back spasms
Peter DiMartino, who tore 90 percent of his left Achilles tendon in the Boston Marathon bombings, threw out a ceremonial pitch before the Red Sox game against the Indians on Thursday night.
For David Ortiz, staying healthy goes beyond the physical. The 37-year-old Red Sox designated hitter is also keeping an open and forthright line of communication with manager John Farrell to help keep him on the field.
After a one-game rehab assignment, catcher David Ross (concussion) expects to be activated from the disabled list on Friday. A decision on pitcher Franklin Morales' next move has not been made.
Outfielder Shane Victorino was again unavailable to play for the Red Sox on Thursday, and the team is no closer to deciding whether to place the outfielder on the disabled list.
Terry Francona's time managing the Red Sox was good, bad and everything in between. Making his first appearance at Fenway Park as a visiting manager on Thursday, Francona preferred to soak in the warm welcome and remember the good times.
Ryan Dempster only worked three innings and the Red Sox bullpen was unable to pick up the slack in a 12-3 drubbing by former Boston manager Terry Francona's Indians on Thursday at Fenway Park. David Ortiz hit a three-run homer.
When things are going well for Jacoby Ellsbury, a two-hit, two-walk night is hardly news. But the fact that such a performance on Wednesday drew a crowd around his locker is an indication that the center fielder has been in a pretty good slump.
David Ortiz will see former Red Sox manager Terry Francona sitting in the opposite dugout for the first time on Thursday when the Indians visit Fenway Park.
Though outfielder Shane Victorino (left hamstring strain) did not return to Boston's lineup on Wednesday, it appeared more likely than 24 hours earlier that he'd be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list.
The Red Sox will have a full battery at Double-A Portland for Thursday's 11 a.m. ET game, when David Ross catches left-hander Franklin Morales.
In Ryan Dempster's last start, he threw 127 pitches over just 4 2/3 innings. But the right-hander keeps himself in great condition and Red Sox manager John Farrell doesn't think it will be an issue when Dempster takes the ball on Thursday night against the Indians.
Clay Buchholz remained unbeaten (7-0) with seven strong innings and David Ortiz knocked in two first-inning runs to help the Red Sox avoid a three-game sweep with a 6-2 victory over the White Sox in Chicago on Wednesday.
The Red Sox suffered a second straight frustrating loss to the White Sox, this one by a score of 3-1 on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
Despite a series of nagging injuries -- the latest a left hamstring strain -- Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino has been able to avoid a trip to the disabled list so far.
When the slumping Jacoby Ellsbury arrived at U.S. Cellular Field for Tuesday night's game against the White Sox, he was still in his customary leadoff spot.
Reliever Andrew Miller celebrated his 28th birthday on Tuesday with the satisfaction of knowing he's performed like one of the best setup men in the game this season.
The Red Sox will have former captain Jason Varitek as one of their representatives at this year's First-Year Player Draft, which starts June 6 in Secaucus, N.J.
Shane Victorino keeps coming back from nagging injuries, only to have another one crop up. It happened again in Monday's 6-4 loss to the White Sox, as the right fielder had to leave the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with tightness in his left hamstring.
Jon Lester kept getting two outs, only to give up a big hit after that. The offense kept knocking on the door, and the one big hit that would have changed the game never came. It added up to a 6-4 loss to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in the opener of a three-game series.
As excited as the Red Sox are to have Andrew Bailey back in the bullpen -- the closer was activated for Monday's game with the White Sox -- manager John Farrell will be careful not to overuse him at the outset.
The powerful tornado that hit just outside of Oklahoma City on Monday saddened manager John Farrell, who played and coached at Oklahoma State.
By Monday, Red Sox catcher David Ross had made significant progress in his recovery from a concussion. In fact, he could be ready to be activated in a few days.
Despite a slow start to the season offensively, Jonny Gomes has still managed to be a key contributor for the Red Sox in his first few weeks with the team.
Manager John Farrell said he spoke with catcher David Ross, who is on the 7-day disabled list after sustaining a concussion on May 11, on Saturday and he liked what he heard. Ross' replacement, Ryan Lavarnway, has impressed Farrell with his play.
Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was not in the starting lineup for the first time all season on Sunday, but he's not among a handful of players battling through nagging injuries.
John Lackey allowed one run on one hit over six innings, as the Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Twins with a 5-1 win on Sunday that featured a three-hour rain delay at Target Field.