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• Right fielder Shane Victorino, on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain, could begin a Minor League rehab assignment as early as Tuesday, according to Farrell. Victorino will be examined by trainer Dan Dyrek in Boston on Monday.

• Third baseman Will Middlebrooks (right calf strain) will continue to rehab under the daily watch of team trainers for the rest of the road trip, which will shift to Chicago on Tuesday. Perhaps after that, Middlebrooks will be ready to play in Minor League games before returning to the Red Sox.

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• Right fielder Shane Victorino, on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain, could begin a Minor League rehab assignment as early as Tuesday, according to Farrell. Victorino will be examined by trainer Dan Dyrek in Boston on Monday.

• Third baseman Will Middlebrooks (right calf strain) will continue to rehab under the daily watch of team trainers for the rest of the road trip, which will shift to Chicago on Tuesday. Perhaps after that, Middlebrooks will be ready to play in Minor League games before returning to the Red Sox.

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"He's progressing as we've hoped," Farrell said.

• When Pedroia was scratched from Sunday's lineup with soreness in his left wrist, Xander Bogaerts was moved up to the No. 2 spot in the batting order. It is the first time Bogaerts has batted above fifth this season.

"Just to get us a little bit of right-left balance throughout," said Farrell. "Xander's had very good at-bats in every game he's played. At the Minor League level, he's been a top-of-the-order type of hitter. So that's where we are today."

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com.

 

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