• Matt Thornton, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique, threw a successful bullpen session Sunday and could be sent out on a rehab assignment soon. Farrell said Thornton will throw another bullpen session Tuesday and the team will figure out a plan from there. The left-hander is still experiencing some pain.
"If you push it too much, it's going to set me back and you're looking at another two to three weeks," Thornton said. "And then I'm in big trouble."
• The Red Sox have changed up their travel schedule in attempt to keep the players well rested as they hit the home stretch of the regular season. Farrell decided that it would make more sense to fly out the morning of game day when necessary, rather than fly out the night before, as the team has typically done. The Red Sox play the Giants in San Francisco at 10:15 p.m. ET Monday following Sunday night's game against the Yankees, and the team won't fly out until Monday morning.
"I just felt like the priority was to make sure a good night's sleep was here, get some rest and we'll travel tomorrow to show up and play," Farrell said.
• With rosters set to expand on Sept. 1, the Red Sox don't plan to promote anyone who won't have a chance to impact the team.
" Recognizing that some exposure in September is beneficial for a young player, but we're in the heat of it," Farrell said. "Guys that come here would have the ability to help us."
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