News: Travis extended his hitting streak to eight games Monday, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, a triple and two RBI for High-A Salem. He's had three straight multi-hit games and at least one RBI in five straight.
Impact: Travis was slow to get going, but has raised his average 128 points during the streak, in which he's 17-for-31 with five extra-base hits and nine RBI.
News: Ramirez (shoulder) is considered day-to-day and will be monitored over the next couple of days before the Red Sox consider placing him on the DL, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.
Impact: Ramirez sprained his left shoulder after colliding with an outfield wall during Monday's game against the Rays. He's not expected to play Tuesday and his future remains uncertain until Boston makes a decision. In the meantime, Allen Craig replaced Ramirez on Monday and he seems to be the likely successor moving forward.
News: Ramirez (shoulder) suffered a left shoulder sprain Monday against Tampa Bay, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Ramirez, who has a history of left shoulder injuries, suffered the sprain as he crashed into the left field wall attempting to make a play on a James Loney fly ball. According to Lauber's report, it's unclear whether Ramirez will have to be placed on the disabled list at this point, but an update on his status should be available following Monday's game.
News: Ramirez exited Monday's game against Tampa Bay with an apparent shoulder injury after colliding with the left field wall, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: He suffered the injury trying to chase down a James Loney flyball down the left field line. Although no official designation has been reported on Ramirez's injury, he appeared to be favoring his left arm as he came off the field. Ramirez previously underwent procedures on his left shoulder in 2007 and 2011, so the fact that he might have suffered an injury to the same body part again may have the Red Sox bracing for some bad news. Allen Craig entered the game in Ramirez's place and would likely be one of the primary beneficiaries of additional at-bats should Ramirez miss further time. Expect the Red Sox to provide an update on Ramirez's status after the game.
News: Jimenez was added to the major league roster Monday.
Impact: The move comes as expected after Jimenez was claimed off waivers from the Brewers on Sunday. He figures to serve as a utility infielder and should be able to offer flexibility as the backup option at multiple positions. Reliever Dalier Hinojosa was optioned in a corresponding move to clear the roster spot.
News: Hinojosa was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.
Impact: Hinojosa was called up last week and made his major league debut Sunday as he pitched 1.2 scoreless innings against the Yankees. He'll be sent down in a corresponding move to clear room for Luis Jimenez on the big league roster.
News: Swihart is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports.
Impact: Swihart started both games behind the plate after being called up Saturday, starting his major league career 1-for-7 with four strikeouts. He figures to get the majority of playing time with both Christian Vazquez and Ryan Hanigan hurt, but Sandy Leon will fill in Monday to give him a day off.
News: Ramirez has left Monday night's game against Tampa Bay after running into a side wall while attempting a catch.
Impact: Ramirez ran toward the corner to catch James Loney's slicing fly ball along the foul line. He had it in his glove before it popped out when his left shoulder hit the padded wall. After retrieving the ball and throwing it in, he dropped to one knee before manager John Farrell and a trainer ran out to left field - along with a few Red Sox position players. Ramirez left the game, walking slowly to the dugout. He was replaced by Allen Craig.