It’s pouring at Fenway Park. The Red Sox have not announced any plans on tonight’s game. We will keep you posted.
The Rays are at Fenway for the last time this season, so any makeup would have to be worked into the schedule. That usually means the teams will wait a while.
• David Ross, who has been on the 60-day disabled list recovering from a concussion, rejoined the team today. He is not eligible to be activated until mid-August.
Ross has been free of symptoms for three days now and on Tuesday was checked out by brain trauma specialist Dr. Michael Collins at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Ross has not started baseball-type activities yet. He will work his way up to that.
• RHP Andrew Bailey underwent shoulder surgery in New York on Wednesday. He had a torn labrum and capsule repaired and is expected to miss a minimum of 12 months.
Unlike elbow surgery, which is fairly routine, shoulder surgery offers less guarantee of success.
• White Sox RHP Jake Peavy went seven innings against the Tigers this afternoon with Red Sox scouts on hand. He allowed four runs on four hits (three of them homers) with two walks and seven strikeouts.
Peavy, who is 32, has a 4.28 ERA this season through 13 starts. He is under contract for 2014 (at $14.5 million).
Peavy certainly would be a helpful player for the Red Sox to have right now. But where would he fit in 2014? The Sox have Clay Buchholz, John Lackey, Felix Doubront and Ryan Dempster all under contract for next season and hold an option on Jon Lester. They also have Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa, Brandon Workman, Drake Britton, Anthiny Ranaudo and Matt Barnes knocking on the door to various degrees.
• White Sox reliever Jesse Crain, who is on the disabled list with a shoulder strain, was not able to throw his scheduled bullpen session today. He will not be coming off the DL before the trade deadline.
• Jose Contreras has appeared in two games for Triple A Pawtucket, throwing 3.2 scoreless innings with three walks and seven strikeouts. He has not allowed a hit.
The 41-year-old righthander was signed to a minor league contract last week. John Farrell said the reports were positive about his velocity and the quality of his pitches.
Given that the likes of Pedro Beato and Jose De La Torre are on the roster now, the Red Sox may soon be taking a look at Contreras in the majors.