Over the next few days you'll see at least a couple new faces in the Red Sox' dugout.
With Daisuke Matsuzaka headed to the disabled list with an issue with a muscle in his neck, the Sox called up first baseman Mauro Gomez to provide some depth to a very thin Sox bench. In addition to that move, the Sox also sent Clayton Mortensen down to the minors — a day after he pitched five innings of one-run ball in a gutsy relief effort — calling up right-handed starter Justin Germano, who had been dominant in Pawtucket this year, posting a 0.91 WHIP in 105 innings.
In addition to the roster shuffling, the Red Sox received some news about long-shelved right-hander John Lackey, who has begun throwing some bullpen sessions after offseason Tommy John surgery. It's somewhat doubtful that Lackey would return this season — and if he does it won't likely be until late September — but it's a positive step for a player the Red Sox have much invested in.
Watch the video above to the Boston Globe's Peter Abraham's rundown of those Sox items, in addition to a few others.