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Returns for Sweeney, McDonald imminent

BOSTON -- Outfielder Ryan Sweeney passed his MLB-mandated concussion test and could return soon.

He resumed baseball activities on Saturday, taking batting practice for the first time since sustaining a concussion on a diving catch a week ago.

Sweeney is eligible to be activated from the seven-day disabled list Monday.

Darnell McDonald (right oblique strain) is also close to a return. McDonald took a day off on Saturday after starting his Minor League rehab assignment for Triple-A Pawtucket. He will play again for the PawSox on Sunday and Monday.

If all goes well, McDonald could be activated by the Red Sox on Tuesday.

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BOS Full Game Coverage TON -- Outfielder Ryan Sweeney passed his MLB-mandated concussion test and could return soon.

He resumed baseball activities on Saturday, taking batting practice for the first time since sustaining a concussion on a diving catch a week ago.

Sweeney is eligible to be activated from the seven-day disabled list Monday.

Darnell McDonald (right oblique strain) is also close to a return. McDonald took a day off on Saturday after starting his Minor League rehab assignment for Triple-A Pawtucket. He will play again for the PawSox on Sunday and Monday.

If all goes well, McDonald could be activated by the Red Sox on Tuesday.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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