Will Middlebrooks will miss Monday's game against the Oakland A's with tightness in his hamstring. The hope is that it is day-to-day, but a DL trip is not out of the realm of possibilities.
Carl Crawford will continue rehabbing in Portland for the Double-A Seadogs.
He was in the running, and came up short. But at least we're having the conversation.
For all the Red Sox' woes this year, they're still right in the thick of the postseason race . . . unlike the Phillies, whose season is pretty much over.
According to Baseball America, the Red Sox have signed 16-year-old Dominican pitcher Jose Almonte.