Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino, on the 15-day disabled list since March 31 (retroactive to March 30), went through a full pregame workout before Friday's game against the Orioles at Fenway Park, and is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.
With Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson absent, Justin Maxwell, who shared a backup role with Dyson, was thrust into the starting lineup. Manager Ned Yost had to decide whether Maxwell or right fielder Nori Aoki would take Cain's spot in center field.
Left-hander Drew Smyly, making his first start as the No. 5 starter for the Tigers, struggled from the get-go on Friday night in an 11-6 loss to the Angels at Comerica Park. Smyly allowed four runs on six hits over three innings.
Veteran shortstop Jason Bartlett has informed the Twins that he is contemplating retirement. Assistant general manager Rob Antony said the club didn't have a hint that Bartlett might be thinking about retirement when he recently reported to Class A Advanced Fort Myers for a rehab assignment.