Ian Kinsler could return from the disabled list this week

“He feels that he’s close to being 100 percent."

Ian Kinsler
Ian Kinsler. –AP Photo/Charles Krupa

PHILADELPHIA — Red Sox second baseman Ian Kinsler, on the disabled list since Aug. 4 with a left hamstring strain, could return this week, manager Alex Cora said.

As the Sox navigated a rainy pregame before their Tuesday matchup with the Phillies, Kinsler was set to go through a workout to test out his hamstring. Kinsler had been rehabbing in He Single A Lowell the past week and rejoined the Sox in Philadelphia. will face lefthander Eduardo Rodriguez in a four-inning simulated game Wednesday and the Sox will determine their decision from there.

“He feels that he’s close to being 100 percent, so there might be a chance he might be back tomorrow or Friday,’’ Cora said. “But we feel very good where he’s at. He had good workouts in Lowell and we’re happy he’s around us again.’’