JBJ, Rutledge slated for Triple-A rehab games

If all goes well Wednesday, Bradley could rejoin Red Sox as soon as Friday

JBJ, Rutledge slated for Triple-A rehab games

BOSTON -- Jackie Bradley Jr. and Josh Rutledge continue to progress and will begin rehab assignments with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday.

Bradley, who's on the 10-day disabled list with a right knee sprain suffered April 8 at Detroit, will play five innings in center field. Rutledge, who opened the season on the 10-day DL with a left hamstring strain, will be the designated hitter on the road against Triple-A Charlotte.

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If all goes according to plan, Bradley will then play a full game Wednesday, and could join the Red Sox as early as Friday when the club begins a three-game series against the Orioles in Baltimore.

Rutledge will stay with Pawtucket to get more at-bats and play the field.

"Both are making very good strides as of late," Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.