Worth noting

• David Ortiz was out of the lineup for the second day in a row on Tuesday. Big Papi is still hurting after he fouled a pitch off his right foot over the weekend.

"He's improved, yet he still needs another day. ...Hopefully he's back in the lineup tomorrow," said Farrell.

• Triple-A Pawtucket starter Anthony Ranaudo was named the International League's Most Valuable Pitcher on Tuesday. Ranaudo, the team's No. 5 prospect according to MLB.com, is 14-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 24 starts with the PawSox this season.

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