A Minny matinee
It is a noon local time start out here in Minneapolis after a leisurely day off yesterday.
How was that off-day?
“I did nothing,” said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. “It was good. I think the extent of my exercise was I opened my curtains.”
Some of his players had a day that was slightly more strenuous.
“We had a lot of guys come out there yesterday and do various things, some of the pitchers worked out. I know our catchers were out there with Tucks,” Francona said. “Some guys lifted.”
Jacoby Ellsbury is again out of the lineup with sore left ribs. He isn’t expected to return until the homestand, which starts on Friday night.
Boof Bonser will get looked at by Boston’s medical staff on Friday. This, a day after Bonser was shelled for the second straight time at Pawtucket.