Brett Lawrie got another day off Saturday but manager John Farrell vowed he'd have the Jays third baseman back in the lineup to face the Red Sox on Sunday.

"He's ready to go yet we're holding him back one more day," Farrell said Saturday. "That's our choice on that. We've kind of taken it out of his hands but in his mind he's ready to go today. He's passed all the functional tests, the drill work that we've put him through but we're going to go one more day with him. He'll be in the lineup tomorrow (against Boston)."

Given that he hasn't played since tweaking his left groin on St. Patrick's Day, one more day didn't seem to bother Lawrie.

"They are just making sure it's 100%," Lawrie said. "It feels good and everything. They want to make sure that when I do come back it's going to be for a while, it's not going to hurt itself again. We're just making sure both legs are the same and my hips are aligned and make sure everything's good so when I get back in there I'm going to be all right.

He added that he has no concern about having just over a week to get ready for the season opener.

I'll jump back in," he said. "It may take three or four at-bats to lock back in. I should be all right."