DENVER — The Red Sox have made finishing with the best record in the American League a goal because of the advantages it brings in the postseason. But manager John Farrell is balancing that with the need to rest some key players.
“It’s important for us to prioritize the health of our guys first,” he said. “That’s where our depth continues to play out.”
First baseman Mike Napoli was out of the lineup for Wednesday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies to continue resting his sore left foot. It was his fourth consecutive game off.
Napoli has been dealing with plantar fasciitis for roughly seven weeks. He said he would be playing under different circumstances. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.