McDonald (oblique) continues rehab with Pawtucket

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McDonald (oblique) continues rehab with Pawtucket

BOSTON Outfielder Darnell McDonald is scheduled to continue he rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket as the PawSox host Norfolk later Monday afternoon.

McDonald, on the disabled list with a right oblique strain, has appeared in two games so far Friday and Sunday with a scheduled off day on Saturday. He is 0-for-5 with an RBI.

Darnell did well, said manager Bobby Valentine. He played seven innings on Sunday, hes going for nine today. Hes moving well in the outfield, not limited at all by the side injury and all he needs is at-bats now.

McDonald could be activated as early as Tuesday.

Carl Crawford on the 60-day disable list after off-season wrist surgery is progressing. He has been taking swings with a bat at a ball on a tee.

Carls up to progressing from 40 to 50 swings today, Valentine said. No ill effects from tee batting of yesterday and the day before.

Outfielder Jason Repko, on the DL with shoulder and knee ailments, has been with the Sox for the homestand.

Shoulders fully healed, Valentine said. His knee that was aggravated a little with a slide into second base and is in a managing stage. Hes wearing a brace and getting used to the brace so hes close to be ready for activation. Hell be playing in games.

Steve Buckley: Try to salvage something from Clay Buchholz

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Steve Buckley: Try to salvage something from Clay Buchholz

Steve Buckley joins Sports Sunday to discuss Clay Buchholz making his first appearance out of the bullpen and pitching a scoreless inning on way to getting a win.