• 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."