CLEVELAND (AP) — Red Sox starter John Lackey has completed a bullpen session without trouble and remains on schedule to rejoin Boston’s rotation in less than two weeks.
Lackey was just 2-5 before he went on the disabled list with a strained right elbow. He said he felt fine after throwing 40 pitches — all fastballs — before the Red Sox faced Cleveland on Tuesday night. It was his most extensive work to date since going on the DL.
Lackey will throw more of a simulated game Friday in Detroit. The plan is for him to make a minor league rehab start on May 31, and then start for the Red Sox on June 5 against Oakland.
Also, the Red Sox outrighted left-handed reliever Hideki Okajima to Triple-A Pawtucket.
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