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• The Red Sox aren't in any rush to get Will Middlebrooks back on the roster. Instead, they'd like the third baseman to settle in for some regular at-bats at Triple-A Pawtucket for a bit to get back in a hitting rhythm.

Because of a recent setback Middlebrooks had with his right index finger, the club was able to re-start his Minor League rehab clock at 20 days beginning on Friday.

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• The Red Sox aren't in any rush to get Will Middlebrooks back on the roster. Instead, they'd like the third baseman to settle in for some regular at-bats at Triple-A Pawtucket for a bit to get back in a hitting rhythm.

Because of a recent setback Middlebrooks had with his right index finger, the club was able to re-start his Minor League rehab clock at 20 days beginning on Friday.

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"He'll continue to play every day at third base in Pawtucket," Farrell said. "I think there's been a little confusion with maybe some of the messages that's been interpreted that he was going to be activated this weekend or the same time that Vic has been. I think the one thing we want to be sure of, and that continues, is that Will continues to get everyday at-bats. For the time being, that will take place in Pawtucket."

• Though the Red Sox entered Saturday night with a 44-52 record, they led the American League with eight walk-off wins.

• Lefty Andrew Miller continues to be a stalwart performer for the Sox out of the bullpen and he hasn't allowed a run in his last 19 outings at Fenway.

"He's got strikeout ability," Farrell said. "That's what allows him to shut down innings. He's a closer in a certain sense in the seventh, eighth, whatever inning we call upon him with men in scoring position. The swing-and-miss ability is what allows him to be that type of pitcher."

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

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