• Catcher David Ross, who has been sidelined with a concussion, took batting practice on Saturday. If Ross' next checkup goes well, Farrell said he hopes the catcher can play in a rehab game by the end of next week.
• Franklin Morales (left pectoral strain) is scheduled to throw about 35 pitches for Pawtucket on Saturday, no matter how many innings that takes. Farrell wants to stretch out Morales before he can return to the Red Sox.
Michael Periatt is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.