Update: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is receiving a routine day off, which is why he is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
As we reported earlier in the day, with no trade talk surrounding Ortiz and no injury news, the only legitimate answer to the question of why was a routine day off. Mike Napoli is handling the DH work Wednesday.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Ahmad Brooks (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday.
According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Brooks is going through the league’s post-concussion protocol this week, which could create more opportunities for Tank Carradine to showcase his skills as an outside pass rusher. The main subs for Brooks on Sunday is rookie Eli Harold, who is ready for the increased workload, however Cory Lemonier and Tank Carradine will be ready to go if needed. Analysis: Dom Murtha