McDonald set for at least one more rehab game

McDonald set for at least one more rehab game

BOSTON -- Outfielder Darnell McDonald, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique, will get at least one more rehab game on Wednesday before being activated.

McDonald was eligible to be activated Tuesday, but he isn't where the team wants him to be physically.

"Today he said he could play, but he's not 100 percent and I told him I'd like him to be 100 percent, being he's on the disabled list," manager Bobby Valentine said. "And by the time he comes back, we'd like to have a player who's capable to go full bore."

McDonald went 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch in Triple-A Pawtucket's 6-4 loss to visiting Norfolk on Monday. He's 0-for-8 in three rehab games with two strikeouts and no walks.

Pawtucket is home through Thursday playing Norfolk before going on the road.