Jun 10, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (11) against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Pedey OK After Injury Scare
Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was OK after fouling a ball off his left ankle in eighth inning of Boston’s 6-1 win against the Yankees on Saturday. X-Rays taken at Fenway Park were negative.

Aug 16, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks (16) congratulates second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) after scoring a run during the fourth inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

“He’s sore,” manager John Farrell said to the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham. “The foul ball got him just above the ankle on the shin. We’ll check in the morning, but at this point we don’t anticipate [him] missing any time.”

Lackey Says A-Rod Should Not Be Playing
In an interview last Thursday John Lackey weighed in on the fairness of Alex Rodriguez playing time. “I’ve got a problem with it. You bet I do,” Lackey told the Globe’s Peter Abraham on Thursday. “How is he still playing? He obviously did something and he’s playing. I’m not sure that’s right. … It’s pretty evident he’s been doing stuff for a lot of years I’ve been facing him.”

Hey John, tell it like it is.

Who’s In, Who’s Out?
Mike Napoli sat out Saturday’s game with a sore left foot. After the the pounding he has taken in article over the past week outlining him Mark Reynolds-esque propensity for strike outs one would have guessed it was his ego that was sore. Mike Carp, Napoli’s replacement, went 2-5 with a run scored. Carp is currently batting .310.

Buchholz Throws 65 Pitches to Batters, “Feels Good”
Sox righty Clay Buchholz threw an extended session Saturday before the Yankees game and said that he felt good. The next step will be to throw a simulated game, either on Boston’s West Coast swing with the Red Sox or at Triple-A Pawtucket. If that’s successful he’ll get a final tuneup in a Minor League rehab assignment.

Ross Preps for Return
The Sox and, in particular, Jarrod Saltalamacchia are about to get some needed seasoned relief soon. David Ross was set to catch for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday for the second straight day. If these two games go well, Ross is likely to get the nod to rejoin the club in San Francisco Monday when the Sox take on the Giants.

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