BOSTON -- The morning after he felt a slight twinge in his right shoulder on a pitch, right-hander Joe Kelly was cleared to make his next scheduled start, on Wednesday in Toronto.
"Joe came in and felt no ill effects from last night," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "After a battery of tests that he went through after the game last night that didn't reproduce any of the symptoms, it was followed up with him feeling well this morning and he's on target to start in five days."
Shortstop Xander Bogaerts was out of the lineup on Saturday, as the club is still having him go through protocol to make sure he doesn't have a concussion.
Bogaerts was hit on the batting helmet by a Felix Hernandez pitch.
"Xander, any time you get hit in the head like he did last night and removed from the game, he's got to go through a protocol which he's going through today just to see if there's any concussion symptoms," said Farrell. "That's what's taking place this morning."
Brock Holt started at shortstop in place of Bogaerts.
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