From games on the 19th:
Francona noted on Thursday that although the team has its own method for administering such tests, a player will never be discouraged from getting another opinion from an outside doctor.
“That’s certainly something that is always open to a player,” said the Sox skipper. “We actually – I don’t know if recommend is the right word – but certainly agree. We always want a player to feel confident in what’s going on moving forward. We will help him with that if that’s what he wants to do. Everything’s been sent to his representatives and all that type of stuff.”
Hiroki Kuroda threw 36 pitches in the bullpen on the 19th in preparation for his next start on the 22nd.
Hideki Okajima was designated for assignment on the 19th (after the Red Sox made a deal for Franklin Morales).