Ryan Lavarnway was pulled from Pawtucket's game against Columbus in the seventh inning Wednesday night and, according to WEEI.com's Alex Speier, may be recalled to the Red Sox.
Three Boston regulars -- David Ortiz (bursitis), Kevin Youkilis (back) and Marco Scutaro (back) -- are suffering from various injuries. Lavarnway, who is hitting .301 with 16 home runs, 47 RBI, a .385 on-base percentage and a .608 slugging percentage in 55 games at Pawtucket, could provide a boost to the offensively struggling Sox.
In 110 total games this year (55 at Portland and 55 at Pawtucket), Lavarnway has 30 homers and 85 RBI.
Jared Carrabis says he was told that some Boston Red Sox coaches were not happy with the way John Farrell was over-using Craig Kimbrel, perhaps because he was trying to save his job.
BOSTON - Parker Bidwell pitched a solid 6 2/3 innings and Los Angeles scored three runs after its challenge overturned an inning-ending double play in the second, leading the Angels to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
Ben Revere had three singles and Kaleb Cowart drove in two runs for Los Angeles, which won two of three against the Red Sox for its fifth series win in the last six.
Doug Fister (0-1) lost his Red Sox debut, giving up three runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. He was signed by Boston on Friday after being released by the Angels.
Mitch Moreland and Jackie Bradley Jr. each hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who lost their second straight at Fenway Park after winning 10 of the previous 12.
Bidwell (2-0) gave up two runs and seven hits, striking out four without issuing a walk. Yusmeiro Petit pitched two scoreless innings for his first save.