Buchholz starts in Pawtucket Friday

BALTIMORE -- A few quick hits from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, where the Sox won two of three on their last visit:

* Clay Buchholz, who hasn’t pitched since May 26 and had a 7.04 ERA in five May starts before being shut down, is scheduled to make a rehab start in Pawtucket on Friday. The Sox are hoping Buchholz, who threw a three-inning simulated game on Sunday in Detroit, can go five for the PawSox Friday. He has been on the DL with what the Sox called a hyperextended left knee; he is eligible to come off the DL here on Wednesday, but obviously that isn’t happening.

Farrell said the team will see how Buchholz performs Friday before making a determination on when he is activated, but indicated it may be a short stay.

* Shortstop Stephen Drew, just 1-for-14 since being activated June 2, missed his third game out of the seven the team he has played. Farrell said he has some tightness in his right oblique muscle, which he felt during Sunday’s game against the Tigers. It was a precautionary move, Farrell said.

* Mike Carp, on the DL with a fractured right foot, came out of his protective boot Monday but Farrell estimates it will probably be at least a couple of weeks before he can begin light baseball activity.