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Worth noting

• Buchholz, who last pitched June 8, will try to do some light throwing this weekend, perhaps as early as Saturday.

"Well, we'll put a ball in his hand probably Saturday or Sunday," said Farrell. "And because he's feeling improved -- this is a prescribed time period to no-throw, or to not throw -- everything is pointing towards this weekend to initiate that."

• The Red Sox hope Daniel Bard will resume Minor League action at some point in the near future. Bard hasn't pitched in a game since May 15, when he walked five batters in an inning for Double-A Portland.

"I don't know that there's a target date in which he gets back in a game," said Farrell, "but I know he's back on the mound. The abdominal issue he was dealing with healed itself to the point where he's not as restricted by that as he was."

Ian Browne is a reporter for Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne.
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