At the very least, Ramirez figures to be out until the start of the road trip Friday. And it's too early to rule out the slugger having to go on the disabled list, though the Red Sox certainly hope that can be avoided.
"Well we've got to get full range of motion first," Farrell said. "And that will probably let us know how long this will be before his return, so I don't want to get too far ahead of things yet. You know, if you look back to what we've done with other situations where it's not been a DL, you get to that midpoint, that seventh day, hopefully we would have much more clear information before the seven days arrive. That's usually been our marker when to put a guy on the DL or not."
Allen Craig, who replaced Ramirez in left Monday, made the start in left Tuesday.
"Yeah, any time you lose one player, it's going to provide opportunity," said Farrell. Any player that's been a starting player in the past, this is an opportunity to hopefully gain a little rhythm."
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