It's just not progressing the way I thought it was going to. It just hurts, man. I don't want to go out there and throw with too much pain because I don't want to start compensating. If it's hurting as much as it has been on flat ground, you start adding the mound and all that adrenaline, the last thing I want to do is hurt myself even more.The Red Sox begin a four-city, 11-game road trip tomorrow afternoon. Monday was originally scheduled as an off-day, but Boston has to make up April 7's postponed contest in Cleveland.
After that the Red Sox play two games in Baltimore, four in Detroit, and four in Tampa Bay. (From August 14-18, which includes this afternoon's home game, the team will play in four cities in five days for the first time since 1991.) It's all part of a grueling August schedule that has the Red Sox scheduled for 23 games in 23 days. On their next day off, September 1, they will be flying to California for a six-game, west coast trip.
Also, Hanley Ramirez was placed on the bereavement list (the reason was not stated) and is expected to return on Thursday. Reliever Roenis Elias was optioned back to Pawtucket. Corresponding moves have not been announced.