BOSTON — The wild weather that rolled through the region on Thursday caused the Red Sox to make some adjustments to some of the rehab plans.
Mike Carp, who was been on the disabled list since June 2 with a fracture in his right foot after getting hit by a pitch, has been on a rehab assignment since June 27 with Triple-A Pawtucket. He had been scheduled to join the PawSox at Syracuse tonight, but could not get a flight out last night. Instead, he will join Double-A Portland tonight.
In five games with the PawSox, he his 1-for-13 (.077) with a run scored and five strikeouts. He has played first base in three games, serving as the designated hitter in two.
Will Middlebrooks, who has been on the DL since May 17 with a fractured right index finger, restarted his DL assignment July 1 after being shut down June 23 with swelling in the middle knuckle of that finger. In two games since his restart, he is 2-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI, a triple, a home run, a walk, and a strikeout, serving as the DH.
The swollen knuckle allows him to bat but mostly affects his throws.
The Sox are hoping to get him some time in the outfield during his DL stint. That has not happened yet.
“No, he’s still DHing,” manager John Farrell said. “So while the throwing is improving and as are the reps at third base pregame, we’re not at that point yet.”
Shane Victorino, who has been limited to just 21 games this season with hamstring and back ailments, is ramping up his baseball activities. He worked out on the field Friday morning, doing sprints in the outfield with sports medicine director Dan Dyrek watching, before running laps on the warning track.