Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Friday in Fort Myers, manager Bobby Valentine said, which would place him on pace to return to the Red Sox no later than July 18, a week after the All-Star Game.
Boston Red Sox infielder Marco Scutaro, who has been on the disabled list since May 8 with a strained left oblique muscle, has joined Pawtucket on a rehab assignment for three games.
Sox second baseman Pedroia could play this weekend for PawSox.
Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury shines in Gulf Coast League play.
Rangers, Tigers appear to be losing interest in Boston's Mike Lowell.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona: Josh Beckett moving closer to rehab assignments.