BOSTON -- For the first time in six weeks, Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie played a baseball game. The switch-hitter, who had been sidelined with a left shoulder injury, kicked off a rehab assignment for Triple-A Pawtucket by going 0-for-2.
From the report manager Terry Francona got, at least one of the outs was a line drive. Lowrie will serve as the designated hitter for Pawtucket on Tuesday.
Lowrie will work out with the Red Sox on Wednesday, and then play for Pawtucket Thursday and Friday.
The Sox will re-evaluate his time table after that, meaning there's at least a chance Lowrie could play this weekend against the Yankees.