“Any time you’re dealing with a hitter and his hands, there is always concern,” Farrell said.
Bradley slid around catcher Yan Gomes’ tag to score on Eduardo Nunez’s seventh-inning double. Indians manager Terry Francona challenged the call, which was upheld after a review. Farrell said had the call been overturned he would have challenged that Gomes blocked the plate and didn’t give Bradley a clear lane to slide.
“It’s unfortunate that he wound up in an unfortunate position on the slide,” Farrell said.
Andrew Benintendi started in center field with Brock Holt in left Wednesday. Farrell said Nunez might get time in left when second baseman Dustin Pedroia (left knee inflammation) returns from the DL.
Pedroia remained in Boston while the team is on road. He’s been running on the treadmill and hitting in the cages, but hasn’t begun any on-field work.
To take Bradley’s spot on the roster, the Red Sox called up infielder Deven Marrero from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Bradley was batting .262 with 14 homers and 54 RBIs this season, hitting .400 in his last seven games.
Marrero has played 58 games in three stints in the majors this season. He has batted .212 with three homers and 23 RBIs with the Red Sox.