Worth noting

David Ross was out of the lineup Wednesday after leaving late in Tuesday night's game. The veteran catcher has been coping with a heel injury since Spring Training, Farrell said, and though he's managed it well, it was causing enough discomfort to merit a pinch-runner after his ninth-inning single.

Farrell said he expects Ross to be back in the lineup Friday against the Rays. Ross said he's been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

• Red Sox assistant general manager Mike Hazen had a second interview Tuesday for the general manager role with the Padres.

Farrell said Wednesday that Hazen has proved himself ready for the next opportunity.

"When and where, that remains to be seen, but he's spent time on the scouting side, run a farm system, and he's been heavily involved at the Major League level here. The next progressive step is to lead his own organization," Farrell said.

The Padres are working through their last round of interviews with four finalists before deciding on a successor for Josh Byrnes, who was dismissed June 22.

Hazen started with the Indians as their assistant director of Minor League operations in 2004 before moving to the Red Sox in '07 as director of player development. He was promoted to his current position in 2012.

Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.