PAWTUCKET, R.I. Right-hander John Lackey, on the disabled list since May 12 with a right elbow strain, is making his first rehab start with the PawSox. Facing the Orioles Norfolk Tides, Lackey is expected to throw about 70 pitches.
Darnell McDonald, on the DL since Thursday with a left quad strain, is also making beginning his rehab assignment. He is playing center field, batting third. McDonald is expected to be with the PawSox for at least 10 days.
Right-hander Kevin Millwood, who signed a minor league contract with the Sox earlier this month, has joined the PawSox. He is expected to start Wednesdays game.
With right-hander Bobby Jenks coming off the DL, right-hander Michael Bowden has returned to the PawSox.
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Mooke Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and a mix of Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Chris Young brought postgame celebrations to a new level last season.
Most Sox fans are familiar with the outfield victory "Win, Dance, Repeat" where the trio would dance and pretend to photograph the game's best player between them. The celebration ended with a pose at first, but as seen the MLB the Show 17's freshly released trailer, a few more wrinkes were added in.
In fact, here's a taste of the celebrations and what else to expect from Playstation's 2017 MLB game:
Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal.
Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016.
The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.
More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.