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A few pregame notes from Fenway

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 30, 2013 04:34 PM

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Quiet afternoon at Fenway Park so far. But a few notes for you . . .

Mike Carp (left shoulder) is day-to-day. The soreness appears to be just that and not any kind of significant injury.

Daniel Bard, who had a rough outing in the Gulf Coast League Thursday, told the Red Sox he wants to keep pitching. John Farrell indicated that Bard would be assigned to Lowell.

Jake Peavy faces the White Sox Saturday night and is excited about the idea of seeing his old teammates from 60 feet, 6 inches away. Peavy was with Chicago from midway through the 2009 season to this past July when the Red Sox acquired him.

More on Peavy later.

Shane Victorino is hitting .306/.393/.531 in 56 plate appearances righthanded facing a righthanded pitcher. He's physically capable of hitting lefty but feels so good hitting righthanded that he's sticking with it for now, with the team's blessing.

Victorino has hit .277/.320/.393 lefthanded against righthanders in 227 plate appearances.

More on Victorino later on, too.

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