Spare Sox

• Ryan Sweeney, who spent Spring Training with the Red Sox before being released on March 30, had his contract selected by the Cubs on Monday. Sweeney batted .337 (28-for-83) with two doubles, two triples, six home runs, 16 RBIs and a 1.022 OPS in 23 games with Triple-A Iowa.

• Triple-A outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was placed on the seven-day disabled list due to right biceps tendinitis. The move is retroactive to May 4, but it secures Bradley will spend at least 20 days in the Minors this season, prolonging his free agency until 2019. Bradley was hitting .302 in 11 games at Pawtucket.

• Asked if he thought the Twins would lobby the umpiring crew to examine Clay Buchholz closely on Monday, Farrell said, "I don't know that they would or if they choose to. There's nothing to be hidden, nothing to hide on Clay's part. We're looking forward to Clay going out and pitching as he has all year so far."

• With the Bruins in the midst of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff series with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Monday's Red Sox game aired on NESNplus.

Ian Browne is a reporter for Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. Jason Mastrodonato is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @jmastrodonato. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.