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.