Worth noting

•  Left fielder Jonny Gomes, who has been sidelined with stitches in his left knee, is expected to return to action on Tuesday night, when the Red Sox host Team Puerto Rico.

• In a nice touch, the Red Sox placed country-representative flags at the lockers of the players who have departed for the World Baseball Classic, including Shane Victorino (United States), Alfredo Aceves (Mexico) and top prospect Xander Bogaerts (Netherlands).

• Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who hadn't played since Wednesday because of lower back stiffness, returned to the lineup as the designated hitter on Sunday.