"I've watched him now for four days. He’s good off the fungo," Boston manager Bobby Valentine said before Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox, according to The Boston Globe. "The reports on him are that he caught everything that was hit to him when he played. We'll see. Hasn't been challenged. I would say that the wind and the big league hitters will challenge him a little more than he's been challenged before. He feels good about it.”
Cody Ross left Wednesday night's game with a sore left knee and is not starting Thursday, though he could be used as a pinch hitter. He'll likely return to the lineup Friday, according to Valentine.
Ross reportedly had his knee protected with an elastic support but said "I'm fine. We're just being careful."
Meanwhile, pitcher Rich Hill is progressing well in his rehab. Valentine indicated that the left-hander could rejoin the Sox as early as this weekend.