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Carlos Gonzalez (finger) said Saturday that he will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.
CarGo has been banged for most of the young season. Before injuring his finger, he'd been dealing with a knee issue that likely limited his stolen base attempts (2 for 2). The finger hasn't completely healed, so he may not play every day until it's completely healed.ANALYST:
The Red Sox are looking for an opportunity to give Brian Johnson his major league debut.
Johnson has a 2.92 ERA and 8.76 K/9 over 49 1/3 innings here in his first go-around with Triple-A Pawtucket. While the Red Sox would like to give him a taste of the majors, they'd obviously prefer to have a stronger rotation and not need to dip into their farm system as much as they have already. Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez are getting a look right now. Should they fail and the struggles at the back end of the rotation continue, then perhaps we'll see Johnson at some point. Analysis: Howard Bender