Your Daily Red Sox Medical Report has some good news in it today.
Manny Delcarmen is expected to be activated today, as Fernando Cabrera has thankfully been designated for assignment.
At Pawtucket last night, Clay Buchholz pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing two runs. He should be activated for the raod trip next week. Jed Lowrie (remember him?) had a big night in the same game for the PawSox, going 3-for-4, with a home run, a double and 2 RBI. He should be back soon as well.
Unfortunately, Jason Varitek's foot is taking longer than expected to heal, so it's looking like another month for his return.
But there's better news with Dustin Pedroia. He's no longer on crutches, but will still wear a protective boot on his injured foot for another 1-2 weeks. He will then be evaluated then, and the Red Sox will have a better idea when he will be ready to return.