Ross pulled up lame while running to first base in the third inning Tuesday, but was able to remain in the game, despite the fact that he believes he has plantar fasciitis on his right foot, WEEI's Rob Bradford reports.
Ball pitched five shutout innings, allowing two hits while striking out four and walking none on Saturday for Low-A Greenville. It was the third time in four starts he's pitched five innings and allowed one or fewer earned runs.
Nava was moved up to second in the batting order and went 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBI in Sunday's win over Kansas City. Since being recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket, Nava is hitting .337 with a .421 on-base percentage.
Betts will continue to get exposure in right field and center field with Triple-A Pawtucket, ESPN Boston reports. He was optioned to Pawtucket on Saturday to make room for the return of Shane Victorino from the disabled list.
Victorino, who went 1-for-3 in his return to the lineup Saturday after a long stint on the disabled list, will not be an everyday player immediately, the Providence Journal reports. Manager John Farrell said after Saturday's game that Victorino would be closely monitored and be given periodic breaks initially.
Vazquez was not in the starting lineup Friday because manager John Farrell wanted David Ross to implement the pitching game plan for the first game of the series against Kansas City, the Providence Journal reports. "I like the fact that David has got the ability to take the first game of a series, take our game plan, implement it, and can also mentor Christian in that way as it works inside of a given series," Farrell said.