ARLINGTON -- While the Red Sox were in the blazing heat of Texas for one last day, right fielder J.D. Drew and third baseman Kevin Youkilis, both of whom are on the 15-day disabled list, got in some work at Fenway Park.
"Yeah, J.D. went and hit today," manager Terry Francona said. "[Batting practice coach] Matt Noone threw to him, and I think Youk did some soft toss and stuff, which is good."
Drew is scheduled to start his Minor League rehab assignment at Class A Lowell on Friday, but the Red Sox will keep an eye on the weather.
Reliever Bobby Jenks is also in limbo, as he attempts to start his rehab assignment on Saturday. With Hurricane Irene scheduled to move up the East Coast, it's been hard to plan too far ahead of time on Jenks.
"Jenks is in Salem right now but whether he stays there or not, we don't know," said Francona. "We're kind of, like everybody else, we'll see how this goes and be ready to adjust. But healthwise, they're OK. We've just got to figure out where the storm is going and when and stuff like that."
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