Troy Tulowitzki (quad) was feeling better on Wednesday, but is still considered day-to-day.
Tulowitzki was lifted from Tuesday's game against the Yankees after experiencing right quad tightness. He is not in Wednesday's lineup, with Ryan Goins earning a start at shortstop in his place.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Brock Holt (concussion) will begin his rehab work with "general conditioning."
Per Farrell, Holt underwent a "battery of tests" when he visited concussion specialist Dr. Mickey Collins in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The 27-year-old outfielder was actually hoping to be activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list on Wednesday, but the Red Sox are taking no chances here. Somewhat distressing, he initially suffered the head injury on May 10, but it was not diagnosed for another week.
Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is next scheduled to make a rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday.
Rodriguez turned in nice work in Tuesday's rehab outing at Triple-A, tossing seven innings and allowing just one run. The 23-year-old southpaw initially hit the disabled list prior to Opening Day with a right patella subluxation. He had a setback in his recovery that forced him to miss one rehab start earlier this month, but it appears that the renewed soreness in the knee has dissipated. There is no concrete date for him to join the Red Sox rotation at this point, but early-June will become realistic if he continues to pitch well on the farm.
Kevin Jepsen earned his fourth save of the season Wednesday in the Twins' 7-5 win over the Royals.
Jepsen worked around a Jarrod Dyson one-out double to preserve the Twins' two-run lead. It was only the 12th win of the season for Minnesota. Jepsen is operating as the club's fill-in closer with Glen Perkins (shoulder) sidelined indefinitely, but there haven't been many opportunities for saves.
Tyler Duffey allowed five earned runs in 6 2/3 innings but picked up a win on Wednesday versus the Royals.
Minnesota's offense finally offered up some run support, plating six before the beginning of the sixth inning. Duffey surrendered all five of his runs in the top of the fourth -- on a walk, a single, two doubles, and a triple. He is 2-3 with a 3.93 ERA for the year.