BOSTON (AP) _ Manny Ramirez was out of Boston's starting lineup for the first time this season Sunday after he told the team he wasn't feeling well.

Ramirez, who leads the AL with 21 homers, started 56 games as designated hitter and four in left field. He homered in six of his last 10 games.

Jon Shave joined the team from Triple-A Pawtucket as a backup to shortstop Mike Lansing.

The Red Sox optioned pitcher Tomo Ohka to the International League team, sent infielder Lou Merloni there on rehabilitation assignment and moved pitcher Bret Saberhagen from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.