Lowrie works out with staff at Fenway

Lowrie works out with staff at Fenway

BOSTON -- Marco Scutaro returned to the lineup on Wednesday, and his counterpart at shortstop, Jed Lowrie, returned to the clubhouse.

Scutaro, batting ninth against the Indians, had been held out on Tuesday after leaving Monday's game early because of dizziness. He was determined to be fine after testing.

On the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder, Lowrie came to Fenway Park to work out with the staff, but said that with just two Minor League rehab games under his belt and six weeks away from the team, he's not going to be activated any time soon.

"I wouldn't say that I'm quite ready yet," Lowrie said. "I think I'm making quality steps forward, but I don't think I'm ready today."

Lowrie went 1-for-3 as the designated hitter for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday after going 0-for-2 while playing shortstop on Monday, and he said that he's seeing the ball well.

Manager Terry Francona said that the plan for Lowrie is for him to return to the PawSox, who were off on Wednesday, for home games on Thursday and Friday before being re-evaluated. Lowrie is slated to play shortstop on Thursday and DH on Friday.

The PawSox are home through the weekend before heading to Charlotte, N.C., on Monday.

Lowrie has yet to bat right-handed or play nine innings during his rehab assignment. He still feels something in his shoulder but said that is to be expected.

"It's different. I haven't played in five or six weeks," he said. "So I think there's general soreness and fatigue, but it's nothing to be alarmed at. It's the fact that I haven't played in a long time. Got to work through that."

Lowrie is hitting .270 with a .319 on-base percentage and three home runs this season. He's rushed back from injuries in the past, and said on Wednesday that having done so "was a valuable lesson."