Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is out of the lineup after experiencing back spasms in the sixth inning Wednesday. It was the same condition that caused him to miss two games last weekend.
Manager John Farrell said Victorino is day-to-day, but the Sox will wait until he is symptom-free before playing him again.
• Ryan Lavarnway is here only temporarily. With Alfredo Aceves sent to Pawtucket, the Sox decided to use the roster spot to add a bench player for three days. Every indication is that John Lackey will be ready to start Sunday. Lavarnway would return to Triple A when Lackey is activated.
• Ideally, the Sox could use an outfielder, but Jackie Bradley Jr. is not yet eligible to return, as he was optioned April 20. Players have to be in the minors 10 days before they can come back.
• Farrell said Aceves took his demotion “like a pro” and that it was solely performance-based. Aceves will start for Pawtucket. He has 72 hours to report. The Sox told him to meet the team in Pawtucket Saturday. The PawSox are in Buffalo now.