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Red Sox not expecting external help

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 31, 2013 04:38 PM

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A few pre-game Red Sox notes:

A team source indicated this afternoon that the Red Sox are unlikely to make a significant acquisition before midnight tonight. That's the deadline to obtain a player who would be eligible for the postseason roster.

John Farrell said to expect three or four call-ups on Sunday when rosters are expanded then more once Pawtucket is finished with the postseason.

A third catcher (Ryan Lavanway) is certain along with new pinch runner Quintin Berry, who will have to be added to the 40-man roster. Farrell also said a pitcher and an infielder would be added.

The Red Sox seem enamored with Brandon Snyder, who is on the disabled list with an elbow injury. As for the pitcher, Rubby De La Rosa or Jose De La Torre would seem like possibilities.

Daniel Bard has been assigned to Lowell, which has five regular-season games remaining.

Mike Carp (left shoulder) is available off the bench after being out a few days.

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