Lowrie, Reddick nursing ailments on bench

Lowrie, Reddick nursing ailments on bench

Lowrie, Reddick nursing ailments on bench
BOSTON -- Neither Josh Reddick nor Jed Lowrie were in Sunday's lineup against the Rangers after both were forced out of Saturday's 12-7 victory with injuries.

Lowrie left with tightness in his left shoulder, the same hindrance that forced him to spend nearly two months on the 15-day disabled list earlier this season. Manager Terry Francona said he expects Lowrie to be fine, but Reddick -- who was hit by a pitch on the left hand after going 4-for-4 -- may have to miss some more time.

"Red is pretty sore," Francona said. "Again, structurally he's fine. He just got a pretty good bruise. I think what we'll do is certainly stay away from him today, let him concentrate on the ice and whatever they want to do in there as opposed to him trying to pick up a bat and come back a day too early and then he struggles for a while."

Francona said the team hopes to have Reddick available Monday, when the Red Sox head to Toronto to begin a four-game series.

Conor Jackson got his first start in right field since being acquired from the A's, while Marco Scutaro was back at shortstop after resting for two straight days.