Red Sox pregame notes

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Red Sox pregame notes

CHICAGO -- Assorted news, notes and health updates from pre-game.

After adding one lefty reliever (Rich Hill) to their roster Friday, it may not be long before the Sox add another.

Andrew Miller is continuing his rehab assignment at Pawtucket and might be close to a call-up.

"Ben (Cherington) talked to him when Rich came up,'' said Bobby Valentine. "He feels he's close and we feel he's close. (We'd like to see) a little more consistency. He's throwing well.''

Miller pitched an inning for Pawtucket Wednesday. In eight rehab outings -- two with Greenville and six with Pawtucket -- he's struck out 15 in 8 13 innings while allowing four runs.

Cody Ross was back in the lineup after missing Thursday with some left knee soreness.

"He's got a bounce in his step,'' said Valentine. "Says he's O.K.''

Carl Crawford is back in Fort Myers following his visit to Dr. James Andrews, but doesn't plan to stay there long.

He's expected to be back in Boston when the team returns to begin a homestand Monday.

Crawford has been shutdown from all baseball activity for the time being. Valentine said the length of the down time would be determined by Crawford's "tolerance when he gets ready to start doing things.''

Highlights: Atlanta Hawks 114, Boston Celtics 98

Highlights: Atlanta Hawks 114, Boston Celtics 98

Tempers flared between the Celtics and Hawks, but Atlanta was able to get the best of Boston as they get the victory in the TD Garden.

Mike Felger: I think Zdeno Chara could be worth two 1st round picks

Mike Felger: I think Zdeno Chara could be worth two 1st round picks

Kevin Shattenkirk was traded to the Capitals for a 1st, conditional 2nd, and a prospect. Mike Felger believes if the Bruins were to trade Zdeno Chara, they might be able to get two 1st round picks.