BOSTON -- Here’s a quick summary of the roster moves made by the Red Sox in advance of Friday night’s game against the New York Yankees:
• Right-fielder Shane Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the third time this season with lower back and hamstring issues, and manager John Farrell was vague on how long he might be out, other than to say that Yoenis Cespedes would play the majority of time in right field. Brock Holt started in right field Friday and was in the leadoff spot.
• Cespedes and pitcher Joe Kelly were still en route as of 4 o’clock Friday afternoon but Cespedes has since arrived. Cespedes will be on the day’s lineup card and eligible to play Friday night, Farrell said, but was not in the starting lineup. Kelly will not be activated, and probably will make his first start next week in St. Louis against his former team, the Cardinals.
• The Sox recalled two relievers from Pawtucket, right-hander Alex Wilson and left-hander Tommy Layne, who was signed as a six-year minor-league free agent last winter and is making his first appearance on the Sox big-league roster.
• First baseman-outfielder Mike Carp was designated for assignment.
• Holt will still receive regular playing time, Farrell said, mostly rotating among three positions -- center field, third base and shortstop. Holt will bat leadoff most of the time; Farrell said he was undecided on who would hit leadoff when Holt doesn’t play -- against certain left-handers, for example.