Fister won't make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Blue Jays after he covered 2.2 innings in relief in Saturday's 16-inning loss to the Yankees, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

With Fister missing out on the Tuesday turn, Triple-A Pawtucket hurlers Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez become the leading candidates to make a spot start. Fister could end up finding a permanent home in the bullpen with Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) set to come of the 10-day disabled list and rejoin the rotation Monday, putting the Red Sox's starting staff back at full strength. With a 6.75 ERA and 1.79 WHIP over 17.1 innings with the Red Sox, Fister hasn't made a compelling case for manager John Farrell to expand the rotation to six men.

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