Middlebrooks, who isn't in the lineup Wednesday, was diagnosed with a hamstring strain, but isn't expected to miss much time, the Boston Herald's Scott Lauber reports. "We don't feel like this is a long-term thing," Farrell said. "But we'd be putting him in jeopardy if we were to start him tonight."
Bogaerts will not be demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket, according to Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, the Providence Journal reports. "In our minds, this is where he needs to be," Cherington said. "We want him to be our shortstop for the rest of this season and allow him to work through what he's working through."
Craig (foot) is expected to return to the Red Sox this weekend, MLB Network Radio reports. "Everything points to him coming off the DL at the end of the week, barring anything unforeseen," manager John Farrell said.
Workman allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five in seven innings in Monday night's loss to the Angels. It's an encouraging outing from the 25-year-old right-hander, who had a 6.35 ERA in his previous five starts.
Manager John Farrell said he'll find ways to keep the hot-hitting Nava in the lineup even when Allen Craig (foot) returns from the disabled list, the Boston Globe reports. "We'll be able to keep Daniel with a minimum number of at-bats," Farrell said. "For as well as he's swinging the bat, we're going to find a way to get him in the lineup. Much like we did with Brock Holt earlier, there'll be a way that we can accommodate all this."