Worth noting

Worth noting

• Entering Friday, lefty reliever Franklin Morales hadn't been used in his first five games since being activated from the disabled list. Farrell said he'd like to find a low-leverage situation so Morales can get his feet wet.

• David Ross was set to catch back-to-back games for Pawtucket on Friday and Saturday, his final hurdle before being activated for the start of Boston's West Coast road trip on Monday. Ross has been out since June 18 due to a concussion.

• When the Red Sox go to San Francisco and Los Angeles next week, they will be without the designated hitter for six straight games. Considering that Napoli has struggled so much of late, David Ortiz could get his share of games at first base. Farrell said he is in the process of mapping that schedule out.

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