Yunel Escobar (wrist) is not in Monday's lineup against the Tigers.
Escobar bruised his right wrist on Sunday and will get a day of rest. Gregorio Petit will start at third base Monday while Kole Calhoun will bat leadoff.
Red Sox optioned RHP Heath Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket.
The move clears a spot for Eduardo Rodriguez to make his long-awaited season debut on Tuesday. Hembree owns a 2.14 ERA and 18/5 K/BB ratio over 21 innings this season and should be back eventually.
Steven Wright allowed two runs in a complete-game 9-2 victory over the Orioles on Monday.
It was his third complete game of the season, which ties him with Chris Sale, Clayton Kershaw, and Johnny Cueto for the MLB lead. Not a bad group. He threw a career-high 122 pitches to go the distance. The knuckleballer walked five and struck out seven. Wright gave up just four hits, including three of them in a two-run fifth inning. However, he bounced back from there by retiring 13 out of the final 15 batters he faced. Wright has now thrown seven innings or more in four out of his last five starts. He’ll bring a surprising 2.45 ERA into a start against the Blue Jays at home this weekend.
Tyler Wilson yielded three runs in 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Monday.
Wilson gave up eight hits in all and walked a pair while striking out four batters. It was a solid outing, but a solo homer from Jackie Bradley, Jr. in the sixth inning did him in. With a 3.83 ERA over seven starts and three relief appearances, Wilson has done a respectable job for the Orioles this season, but it’s hard to be optimistic about him with his inability to miss bats. He has just 26 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings.
David Ortiz (foot) slugged a solo homer and drew a walk Monday against the Orioles.
This guy. Ortiz was hit in his left foot by a pitch on Saturday and had to be scratched on Sunday due to some lingering soreness, but he felt well enough to give it a go on Monday and has now homered in three straight games. He hasn’t homered in three straight games since July 2014. The 40-year-old continues to go out on a high note. He’s slashing .337/.419/.727 with 14 homers and 47 RBI.
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a walk, and two RBI in Monday’s win over the Orioles.
Bogaerts is now riding a 23-game hitting streak. He has multi-hit games in three straight and six out of his last nine. His .354 batting average is tops in the American League and he leads the majors with 75 hits.
David Wright said Monday that he is dealing with a herniated disk in his neck.
Wright has now missed three straight games with the neck issue and appears likely to hit the disabled list. More should be known about his status on Tuesday, but the Mets will likely use a combination of Wilmer Flores and Ty Kelly at third base for now.
Josh Harrison (illness) is back in Monday's lineup against the Marlins.
Harrison has missed each of the last two games due to illness, but he's feeling better now. He's batting leadoff against left-hander Justin Nicolino in his return to action.