Designated hitter J.D. Martinez was left off the Red Sox roster for his or her one-game wild-card playoff towards the New York Yankees on Tuesday, two days after he twisted his ankle working out to the sector in a uncommon defensive look.

With ace Gerrit Cole on the mound, Kyle Higashioka can be behind the plate. Manager Aaron Boone stated beginning catcher Gary Sánchez is not going to be his designated hitter, leaving Sánchez to start the sport on the bench together with Brantly, who was 3 for 20 in six video games with the Yankees this season.

Allen is speedy and could possibly be used as a pinch runner.