Notes: Craig day-to-day; Carp claimed by Rangers

Notes: Craig day-to-day; Carp claimed by Rangers
August 3, 2014, 6:00 pm

BOSTON - Allen Craig, who turned his ankle when he hit the first base bag awkwardly Friday night, remained out of the lineup for the second straight day.

"He's still day-to-day,'' reported Farrell. "He still feels the soreness of when he crossed the bag the other night. We're hopeful he's back in the lineup when we get to St. Louis (for the start of the road trip Tuesday).''

Farrell said the right ankle/foot is the same one Craig dealt with late last season.

"I can't say it's the same exact injury,'' said Farrell, "and that's what we're working through right now.''

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Steven Wright was called up from Pawtucket, replacing Alex Wilson, who pitched in Saturday's 6-4 loss.

"We needed a fresh arm,'' said Farrell. "He's been throwing a lot of strikes. He's pitched out of the bullpen here in the past and in the event that something unforeseen were to happen to Clay Buchholz, we could protect ourselves with length.''

Farrell said Wright is capable of getting ready in a hurry in a relief role, thought the club "would give him extra time, knowing it's a change of role inside of the season. But I would say within 20-25 pitches, he could get ready.''

 

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Mike Carp, who had requested a trade and was ultimately designated for assignment Friday the Red Sox, was claimed on waivers by the Texas Rangers.