Both Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino were out of Boston’s lineup against the Mariners Monday night, causing manager John Farrell to go with Mike Carp in left field, Daniel Nava in center and Johnny Gomes in right.
Ellsbury tweaked his left wrist on Sunday against the Angels and was being held out for precautionary reasons Monday. Ellsbury was able to the finish the game but Farrell said the wrist was quite sore Sunday night after the game.
“He was pretty sore afterward and reported today with similar feelings so rather than risk anything further we’re going to give him a day off,” Farrell told ESPNBoston.com’s Adam Lewis.
Victorino continues to be plagued by a hamstring injury he sustained a few weeks ago that has been bothering him enough to keep him out of the lineup on a number of occasions thereafter. Since the beginning of the season, Boston has had difficulty getting all three starting outfielders playing at the same time.
In other injury news, Clay Buchholz played some long toss Sunday as he gets closer to being sent out on a rehab assignment. He is scheduled to throw again Tuesday from the same distance, 120 feet, before conducting a bullpen session Wednesday.