BOSTON -- In news on the injury front, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (infected right leg) was out of the hospital and back in the clubhouse.
Manager Terry Francona said Saltalamacchia, who was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 19, four days after last appearing in a game for Boston, would be heading to Rochester on Thursday to join the Pawtucket Red Sox for some rehab action. Going with Saltalamacchia for some Triple-A games will be outfielder Eric Patterson, who was placed on the DL on Aug. 18 with a stiff neck.
Catcher Kevin Cash (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the DL on Tuesday. While Francona didn’t commit to a roster move on Monday, presumably catcher Dusty Brown will be sent back to Pawtucket. Brown had been recalled on Aug. 19.
Left-hander Hideki Okajima (hamstring) is scheduled to throw for Pawtucket in Buffalo Monday night. He will fly to Boston early Tuesday morning and to be re-evaluated.
The surgery date has not yet been set for Mike Cameron (abdominal muscle).