• With a big lead in the standings, Farrell is able to be more liberal about giving some of his banged-up players some time off. Victorino was out of the lineup for the second time in the past four games on Sunday.
"We've got a number of guys that are dealing with some minor things that they're banged up with," said Farrell. "We'll try to take advantage not only of getting another left-hander in the lineup tonight against Nova, but tomorrow being an off-day, we may look at some things Tuesday and beyond to try to get some guys off their feet a little bit."
• Now that Triple-A Pawtucket has been eliminated from the International League playoffs, the Red Sox will probably add a couple of more players to the roster. Farrell said those additions would happen after Monday's off-day.
Along those lines, Pawtucket manager Gary DiSarcina will join Boston's coaching staff toward the end of the week.
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