"We've got a lefty going tomorrow, so I can't imagine we'd play him tomorrow," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said on Thursday. "Not that J.D. can't hit lefties -- I think he's actually feeling pretty good. He's doing a little bit better. But I think [Saturday] is very realistic."
Josh Reddick, who was promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket for the third time this season on Tuesday, started in right for the third straight game.