The Red Sox will be getting a day off before Opening Day.
The March 31 game at Houston against the Astros has been canceled. The teams will play only one game at Minute Maid Park, on March 30. The shift was made when MLB scheduled six regular-season games on that date.
To replace the March 31 game, the Red Sox have added two games against the Astros to their exhibition schedule in Florida. The teams will meet for split-squad action on March 8 at 1:05 p.m. at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers and again on March 11 at 1:05 p.m. at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee.
The Sox open April 1 in Texas.