• While recently acquired utility man Kelly Johnson remains on the 15-day disabled list, the Red Sox expect him to play in rehab games on Tuesday and Wednesday. He's eligible to join the team on Thursday in St. Louis.
"I didn't even consider the possibility I would be going anywhere," Johnson said. "When you're on the DL, you're a little bit under the radar. But, at the same time, it always happens when you least expect it. It's the second time I've been traded, and I did not expect it either time. So that's how it goes."
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