BOSTON -- Left-hander Craig Breslow will make one more rehab outing Monday with Triple-A Pawtucket as he recovers from a mild shoulder strain.
Manager John Farrell indicated Saturday that there was a chance that Breslow would be activated by Monday after getting two days off to recover from back-to-back rehab appearances, but the club will assess the veteran’s status after another game in the minors.
Farrell said that having Jon Lester on the mound Sunday and John Lackey on Monday gives the team reasonable confidence that the bullpen can be spared a bit after being forced to eat up 6 2/3 innings Saturday, but that the team is ready to make a move if it has another bullpen-heavy day. He said closer Koji Uehara is available Sunday even though he has pitched three of the last four days.
Mike Carp, who was scratched from Saturday’s game with back tightness before appearing at first base in extra innings, is not in the lineup Sunday but will be available. So, too, is center fielder Grady Sizemore, who is out of the lineup for a day game after a night game.