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Foulke struck by line drive

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Red Sox reliever Keith Foulke was hit just above the right elbow by a batted ball as he pitched batting practice to Trot Nixon Friday afternoon.

Foulke, who is recovering from knee surgery, was pitching batting practice to Nixon, who's recovering from strained oblique muscle. Both players are on the disabled list. Foulke was not using the protective screen that many batting practice pitchers use and he was struck on the arm on the third pitch he threw. The session was then cut short. Nixon said that Foulke told him the ball hit him just above the right elbow, striking the fleshy part of the arm and not bone.

Foulke was icing his arm in the clubhouse before Friday night's game.

Nixon also said that he's expecting to go on re-hab assignment this weekend, maybe playing for Pawtucket Sunday. He hopes to then rejoin the Sox in Kansas City Tuesday.

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