Verdugo (back) went 0-for-5 in Thursday's 12-8 win over Houston.

The outfielder was the only one of Boston's starting nine to come up empty Thursday. Fruitless efforts have been rare for Verdugo this year. He's slashing. 285/.343/.458 with eight home runs, 26 RBI, 36 runs scored and four stolen bases across 236 plate appearances. He's battled back tightness recently, so he could be given further rest if the injury flares up again.

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