"Most likely it will be [John Lackey] the next day," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. "We do have the ability to see how guys bounce back from their outings before we have to make a decision. With an off-day and with [Kyle] Weiland, [Andrew] Miller, things like that, it's kind of in pencil."
The other thing Francona and the coaching staff is in the middle of determining is when Erik Bedard, who was skipped this turn around so he could rest his left knee, will be slotted back in. The same goes for Josh Beckett, who sprained his right ankle on Monday.
Beckett will be re-evaluated over the weekend. By that time, the Sox will probably also get a better sense of where Bedard is at.