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• Jarrod Saltalamacchia got a third consecutive game off due to recent back spasms. The hope is that he can start Wednesday night.

• The Red Sox were still awaiting word on the MRI for lefty Franklin Morales, but Valentine reiterated there's little reason to have him pitch again this season.

• Boston is staying in the American League East for the remainder of 2012, playing their final 21 games within the division.

• Jarrod Saltalamacchia got a third consecutive game off due to recent back spasms. The hope is that he can start Wednesday night.

• The Red Sox were still awaiting word on the MRI for lefty Franklin Morales, but Valentine reiterated there's little reason to have him pitch again this season.

• Boston is staying in the American League East for the remainder of 2012, playing their final 21 games within the division.