Ryan Hanigan

Red Sox injury updates: Sox hope to get Ryan Hanigan back July 1; Shane Victorino begins rehab with Pawtucket

Ryan Hannable
June 24, 2015 - 1:36 pm

The Red Sox have two players rehabbing in the minors in catcher Ryan Hanigan (broken finger) and outfielder Shane Victorino (left calf) . It seems Hanigan will return faster than Victorino, as the Red Sox are hopeful he can return when he's eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list on July 1. "We fully hope that he'd be back when he's first eligible and that's right after the first of July," manager John Farrell said. Hanigan caught five innings on Monday and served as the designated hitter Tuesday with Triple-A Pawtucket. Following a day down on Wednesday, Farrell said he will be back behind the plate Thursday. Victorino will begin his rehab with the PawSox on Wednesday. "He'll go back to back for the first couple days just building into it," Farrell said. "Two and three at-bats both for the first two nights. We've got to get him to where he's going consecutive games nine innings each before he comes back to us. So that wouldn't be on this upcoming road trip." Farrell ruled out a return to the team on their upcoming road trip for Victorino. Both players will be with Pawtucket until Friday and then after it's undetermined where they will go, with the chance one or both could go to Double-A Portland. For more Red Sox news, visit weei.com/redsox.