Reddick optioned; Buchholz pushed back

Josh Reddick was optioned to Triple A Pawtucket to make room on the roster for John Lackey.

With the bullpen getting heavy use the last two days, the Red Sox did not want to lose a pitcher.

When Marco Scutaro returns Tuesday from the disabled list, a pitcher will be dropped.

Clay Buchholz was pushed back to Friday in Toronto out of concern for his sore back. Tim Wakefield will start on Wednesday in New York.