*Coco Crisp, who is not in the lineup, has a sore hamstring. Manager Terry Francona said "it's not much of anything" and should be fine. Crisp missed the majority of spring training due to a groin injury.
*Alex Cora has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right elbow strain. As a result Joe Thurston has been recalled from Pawtucket. Cora is having an MRI right now.
"He's a terrific kid," said Francona talking about Thurston. "Every spring training game he had energy and he showed up and played the game right. He worked hard at being valuable at a lot of different positions, and because of that he finds himself in a major-league uniform. There are a lot of coaches in here who are very excited, not to mention his teammates."
*Shortstop Julio Lugo, who twisted his ankle in Cleveland Tuesday night, is fine.
*Pitcher Bartolo Colon (oblique) was playing catch today, but has not been cleared to start pitching. He was riding the stationary bike in the clubhouse early today.
*Rookie Clay Buchholz will make his Yankee Stadium debut tonight. The right-hander faced the Yankees for the first time at Fenway Park last weekend and pitched well. Francona said he's expecting the same tonigh.
"We try not to deviate from the norm, regardless of who we're playing," said the manager. "He's not a real excitable kid. He handles things pretty well. If he does get charged up hopefully he uses that to his advantage."
NEW YORK -- The Red Sox placed Alex Cora (elbow) on the disabled list today and purchased the contract of infielder Joe Thurston from Pawtucket to take his place on the 25-man roster.
Thurston has been playing mostly second base with the Pawsox, for whom he was hitting .255 with two RBI in 12 games.
In 55 major league games with the Phillies and Dodgers, Thurston has a .259 career batting average.
He was signed as a minor league free agent last winter.
Reversing practice so far during the NHL playoffs, NESN will be carrying the Red Sox-Yankees game tomorrow night -- meaning that the game will also be available on high definition -- while the Bruins-Canadiens game 5 will be pushed to Cox.
Projo SoxTalk with McAdam: Another ninth-inning win
Click the play button below to hear Sean's comments, recorded this morning from as he was en route to the Cleveland airport and a morning flight to New York. He discusses the motivation teams get from late-inning wins, Jason Varitek's early-season power surge, Jed Lowrie's debut, Alex Cora's injured elbow and tonight's Clay Buchholz vs. Chien-Ming Wang matchup.