Jed Lowrie has cleared customs and will start at shortstop for the Red Sox for the first time since April 11. The switch-hitter is feeling good and eager to show that he is all the way back from left wrist surgery.
In other news, Mike Lowell is back in there for a second straight day, but will get a day off tomorrow, with Lowrie moving to third and Green playing short.
Jason Varitek has the day game after the night game off today. With Wakefield not pitching until the sixth and final day of the trip, Tito didn’t want Varitek to do too much too soon coming out of the All-Star break.
Jacoby Ellsbury is out again with “intestinal turmoil”.