Allen Craig, on the disabled list since Aug. 2 with a left foot sprain, will begin a rehab assignment Monday night with Triple-A Pawtucket. Manager John Farrell said Craig is expected to get at-bats in three of the next four games, serving as the DH tonight before working in the field.
Craig was acquired from the Cardinals at the trade deadline, along with right-hander Joe Kelly, for John Lackey. He appeared in one game, on Aug. 1, when he landed awkwardly on the first base bag attempting to beat out an eight-inning double play. It is the same foot he injured last season, which has limited his offensive production this season.
• Catcher David Ross, on the DL since Aug. 2, with a ruptured plantar fascia tendon, could be activated Tuesday. He participated in all pregame work Monday. How he comes through that work will determine if he is activated.
• Asked what he would like to see from right-hander Brandon Workman tonight, Farrell replied, more than anything he command of the bottom of the strike zone. When Workman has gotten in trouble before, Farrell said, it’s been because of elevated pitches.
• Since being called up on June 2, Daniel Nava leads the team with a .329 average in that time, seventh in the majors, and a .396 on-base percentage, fourth in the American League.
• David Ortiz leads the majors with 91 RBI, which represents 19 percent of the Sox 475 runs scored this season.
• The Sox have lost six of their last eight games against the Angels at Fenway Park.
• Howie Kendrick is batting .384 in his career at Fenway, going 43-for-112. It is the third-best mark all-time among players with a minimum of 100 at-bats. He is playing second base, batting fourth.