Lowell continues rehab assignment

SEATTLE – Mike Lowell continues his minor-league rehab stint with Triple-A Pawtucket and he’s scheduled to play third base Saturday in Columbus.

He began his rehab assignment Thursday in Pawtucket and went 1-for-5 as the club’s designated hitter.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona did not talk to Lowell after the game, but PawSox skipper Torey Lovullo spoke with Francona.

“It sounds like his first at-bat he was a little jumpy,” Francona said. “He hadn’t been in the box for a while. As the game progressed, I guess he had an at-bat late where he was trying to move the runner and the game was on the line. They said he really got into that at-bat and he swung the bat really good.”

Lowell is scheduled to play six games in the next eight days for Pawtucket.