A few pregame Red Sox notes:
• NESN's Jerry Remy says he will be back on Tuesday.
• Mike Carp is available as a pinch hitter.
• John Farrell said Jarrod Saltalamacchia feels fine after catching 18 innings Tuesday. He'll get Thursday off against Detroit lefty Jose Alvarez.
• David Ross is going to Pittsburgh Thursday to get checked out by concussion specialist Dr. Michael Collins at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
• Will Middlebrooks will pay third base Thursday and Friday. Jose Iglesias will play shortstop Thursday against the lefty.
• Farrell again pledged his fealty to Andrew Bailey as the closer but said several times that work needs to be done on both his fastball and location of his breaking ball. Farrell said he has given no consideration to using anybody else as the closer.
• Shane Victorino "is a little beat up" and is getting a day off.