Ranaudo's start for Triple-A Pawtucket has been moved to Friday night, which gives the Red Sox an option to replace John Lackey in the rotation if he is dealt before Thursday's deadline, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports.
Lester has been scratched from Wednesday's start for the Red Sox, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports. "In light of all the uncertainty, it's probably in everyone's best interest (Lester) does not make that start," manager John Farrell said Tuesday night.
Napoli will miss Tuesday's game due to swelling in his left ring finger, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports. "We felt a day down and added treatment would give him a chance to get ahead of it a little more," manager John Farrell said.
The Red Sox are willing to listen to offers for Lester, the Boston Globe reports. A major league source said the Red Sox have been informed what kind of contract Lester is seeking and that has led the team to put him on the market.
Doubront was not sharp out of the bullpen Monday, allowing six runs in 0.2 innings pitched. This was an ill-timed blowup for Doubront, who told Mass Live over the weekend that he wanted to be a starter or to be traded to a team that would allow him to start.
Uehara hurled a scoreless ninth to notch his 21st save of the season in Bostonís 3-2 victory over the Rays on Sunday. After allowing a leadoff single to Yunel Escobar, Uehara shut the door on the Rays, striking out the next three batters.
Webster started his first game of the season Sunday and earned the win against the red-hot Rays. He allowed two runs on three hits while striking out four in 5.1 innings of work. His control was a bit of an issue Sunday, as he walked five.