Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Royce Ring has signed with the independent league Long Island Ducks.
Ring hasn't appeared in a major league game since the 2010 season but pitched well in limited duty last year in the minors with the Rockies. Obviously, the 32-year-old isn't close to putting on a big league uniform again.
Adam Jones is playing center field on Friday.
Jones had been limited to DH duty of late due to some minor groin soreness, but he's ready to play the field again. He's batting .316/.350/.487 with six homers and eight steals this season.
Mike Adams (back) will be activated from the disabled list on Sunday.
Adams had been scheduled to make a rehab appearance next Monday, but evidently he's recovering a little quicker than expected. It's not clear if he'll appear in a minor league game over the weekend or just throw in the bullpen to get ready. Either way, Jonathan Papelbon will have his setup man back on Sunday.
Desmond Jennings is not in the Rays' lineup Friday.
It's just a day off for the outfielder. Sam Fuld is playing center field Friday.
Red Sox recalled RHP Alfredo Aceves from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Aceves put up a 3.13 ERA while striking out nearly a batter per inning in four starts for Pawtucket. He'll be used in long relief for the Sox.
Red Sox recalled INF Jose Iglesias from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Iglesias had been playing multiple infield spots at Pawtucket of late, which came in handy since he's replacing Will Middlebrooks (back) on the roster. He and Pedro Ciriaco should share third base for the next couple weeks.
Red Sox placed 3B Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list with lower back spasms.
Middlebrooks suffered the injury Wednesday and aggravated it Thursday. The Red Sox initially said he was day-to-day, but evidently they've decided the best course of action was to sit him down for a couple weeks. Jose Iglesias has been promoted to fill his spot on the roster and will share time with Pedro Ciriaco at the hot corner.
Red Sox placed OF Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 21, with a left hamstring strain.
Victorino ran sprints prior to Thursday's game, but evidently he still hasn't made enough progress. Given that he's also had a back issue lately, it's probably best to let him rest for a couple weeks. Daniel Nava will handle right field while Victorino is out.