BOSTON – Right fielder Shane Victorino, who has been on the disabled list since May 24 with a right hamstring strain, could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.
“We’ve got another couple days of work to get him to that point,” said manager John Farrell. “Saturday’s a likely day that’s kind of pointing towards that.”
This is Victorino’s second stint on the DL this season. He missed 22 games at the beginning of the season, also with a right hamstring strain. He has appeared in just 21 games this season, batting .242/.352/.276.
• Third baseman Will Middlebrooks, on the DL since May 17 with a fractured right index finger, is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment on Friday with Triple-A Pawtucket.
• Righthander Clay Buchholz, on the DL since May 27 with a hyper-extended left knee, is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment Friday, throwing five innings for Pawtucket.