Updates on the Red Sox players on the disabled list:
“We’re on the mend but no one is imminent to return yet,” manager John Farrell said.
• First baseman Mike Napoli, on the DL since May 24 with a left finger sprain, is expected to be activated when he is eligible on June 8, when the Sox are in Detroit. “Nap should be good to go Sunday,” Farrell said. “He’ll go through a sim game tomorrow in Cleveland. And we feel like with three or four days of live BP, on the field he’s feeling like he’s turning the corner with a lot of the ailments he was dealing with.”
• Right fielder Shane Victorino, on the DL since May 24 with a right hamstring strain, is just beginning base running. There is no timetable for a return for him yet.
• Right-hander Clay Buchholz, on the DL since May 27 with a hyperextended left knee, will throw the sim game on Monday in Cleveland.
• Left-hander Felix Doubront, on the DL since May 21 with a left shoulder strain, has thrown two bullpen sessions but there is no plan yet for him to begin a rehab assignment.
• Third baseman Will Middlebrooks, on the DL since May 17 with a fractured right index finger, will soon begin baseball activities. “He’s almost to the point of full range of motion with that right index finger,” Farrell said.