OF Manny Ramirez wore dark glasses and gave the thumbs-up sign on his way out of the Red Sox clubhouse last night as he headed to the bus to start the trip to Minnesota.
Manager Terry Francona said there's a chance Ramirez could play there tonight after he missed yesterday's 11-9 victory over the Royals because of blurry vision caused by a collision the previous night with teammate Edgar Renteria.
"If he is a little bit blurry or hazy or foggy, we're not going to" let him play, Francona said after the game.
1B Roberto Petagine, called up from Class AAA Pawtucket, was in Ramirez's cleanup spot. Petagine took the place on the 25-man roster of 1B John Olerud, who went on the 15-day DL yesterday with a strained left hamstring.
LHP Chris Narveson was designated for assignment to make room for Petagine on the 40-man roster.
* HAFNER RETURNS: DH Travis Hafner woke up feeling as good as he had in weeks, and began counting down the minutes until he got to Jacobs Field.
"I almost feel like I'm making my major league debut," Hafner said.
Sidelined with a concussion since he got hit in the face with a pitch on July 16, Hafner was activated from the 15-day DL by the Indians in time for their series finale against the Yankees.
To make room for Hafner, the Indians optioned OF Jason Dubois to Class AAA Buffalo.
* WRIGHT LOOKS STRONG: Yankees RHP Jaret Wright gave up two hits in six scoreless innings in a rehabilitation start for Class A Tampa.
Another injured pitcher, RHP Carl Pavano (shoulder) is expected to start for the Yankees on Tuesday.
-- From News Services