Not a whole lot of news from
’s pre-game news conference today.
Here are some highlights:
’s second epidural injection in the bulging disk in his neck is scheduled for Friday. A timetable for his return is still unknown.
“We don’t really know until we see how this responds,” Showalter said. “I’m hoping this does the trick. That’s what we are hoping. There’s always that potential [for a third epidural].”
is seeing Dr. Andrew Dossett at 3 p.m. Thursday for a second opinion on the back problems that have sidelined him since the spring.
(oblique) hit off coaches in batting practice today in Sarasota, Fla. He’ll be re-evaluated Wednesday.
(intercostal) did tee work and soft-toss Tuesday and expects to hit against coaches in Sarasota on Wednesday.
Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow surgery) reported to Sarasota on Tuesday to begin the rehab process, which will likely take a year.
(shoulder) had no complaints after his extended
outing Monday. He threw 60 to 90 feet for about eight minutes Tuesday, Showalter said, and is in line for his side session Wednesday.
Tolleson 5 Avery 7
Red Sox lineup:
Nava 7Byrd 8