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By BRENDAN McGAIR
PAWTUCKET â€“ Some PawSox notes to pass along on this Sunday:
-- Jackie Bradley Jr. is not in the lineup for the second straight day. According to manager Gary DiSarcina, the outfielder has a touch of bicep tendinitis. Bradley hasnâ€™t played in the field since the first game of Pawtucketâ€™s eight-game home stand, which concludes Sunday against Durham. He also sat out last Sunday and Monday before returning to the lineup as the clubâ€™s DH for the Tuesday and Thursday games (Wednesday was an off-day).
DiSarcina hinted that Bradley could end up on the disabled list.
â€śThe thing is that he swings lefthanded and itâ€™s his right arm,â€ť said DiSarcina. â€śYou really canâ€™t give him a break DHâ€™ing and allow him to calm it down. Itâ€™s one of those things that we have to make a decision to sit him down for seven days and just calm it down and strengthen it. Thatâ€™s what weâ€™ll find out soon.â€ť
-- Jose Iglesias is not in Sundayâ€™s lineup, though for an entirely different reason. â€śManagerâ€™s decision,â€ť said DiSarcina, which is the same answer he gave after the shortstop came out of Saturdayâ€™s game. Iglesias did take batting practice.
â€śIggyâ€™s fine,â€ť said DiSarcina, who added Iglesias is available to come off the bench. â€śHeâ€™s healthy and can play.â€ť
-- Pitcher Rubby De La Rosa is expected to throw in the neighborhood of 70-75 pitches when he takes the mound Monday night. His previous five starts have seen him limited to around 50 pitches.
-- Monday in Gwinnett will see outfielder Mitch Maier (quad, wrist) run the bases. Heâ€™s been on the disabled list since April 25. DiSarcina also added that infielder Drew Sutton (muscle strain in his side) is also taking positive strides.
â€śHe had a real good day (Saturday); I think the pain is going away,â€ť said DiSarcina about Sutton. â€śI think the best thing is that we were able to catch it quick.â€ť
-- For the second straight game, the PawSox have both catchers â€“ Ryan Lavarnway and Dan Butler in the starting lineup. Lavarnway is behind the plate while Butler is in the DH spot. The roles were reversed on Saturday.