TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Carl Everett missed Boston's team bus for the second time this spring and was sent home by Red Sox manager Jimy Williams before Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees.

Everett, who originally was in the starting lineup, arrived at Legends Field in a private vehicle and was scratched by Williams, who has a rule that players must ride the team bus.

Boston gave no immediate word on whether Everett would be penalized.

On March 7, Everett missed the bus from Fort Myers to Clearwater for a game against Philadelphia.

Everett hit .300 with 34 homers and 108 RBIs in his first season with Boston last year.

He said last year he never liked Williams and irritated the manager by showing up late for a late-season game against Cleveland. That day, he got into a clubhouse argument with outfielder Darren Lewis, and Williams later was upset that general manager Dan Duquette sided with Everett.

Williams and Everett spoke in December during the winter meetings in Dallas, and Everett has not been critical this spring.