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Victorino could restart rehab assignment next week

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BOSTON -- Shane Victorino had another productive work day on Tuesday, one that leaves the Red Sox hoping their right fielder can restart his Minor League rehab assignment by next week.

Victorino has played just 21 games this season due to right hamstring woes, and more recently, some soreness in his lower back.

"Vic continues to increase his jogging, running and agility work," said manager John Farrell. "I would hope that sometime next week we could begin another rehab assignment for him in games played. This has been a start and stop situation and we're trying to do everything that we can once we restart it, that it continues on."

Third baseman Will Middlebrooks, recently shut down from his Minor League rehab assignment with swelling in his right index finger, was back in the lineup for Pawtucket on Tuesday.

Mike Carp, coming off a fractured right foot, was set to play his fourth game in five days for the PawSox on Tuesday, this one at first base.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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