Craig Kimbrel and his knee are headed to Pawtucket this weekend
Jennifer Warner Contributing Writer
Photo courtesy of the AP
Look out Pawtucket, it looks like your going to be hosting another rehab assignment this weekend as Craig Kimbrelmay be headed for his first rehab assignment since going on the disabled list on July 9th.
Kimbrel, who underwent left knee arthroscopy and a removal of part of his medial meniscus on July 11th, threw his second bullpen session this week following some throwing on flat ground and a "good" check up from his doctors on July 20th.
The plan is for the team to check in with Kimbrel today to make sure there isn't any pain, swelling, or stiffness and if all goes well, we could see him make an appearance with the Paw Sox this coming Saturday.
In an interview with Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald on July 24th, Kimbrel reported, "It feels great. It feels like it’s progressing each day and doing better and better. There’s no pain. I’m just rebuilding strength and coordination, all that kind of stuff right now." When asked if he was still on target to return on time,Kimbrel continued, "Oh, absolutely. When they said I was going to have surgery, at the time I was three to six weeks (away). (We are) right on the three-week schedule."
If all goes as expected and Kimbrel stays the course, he could be looking at a single rehab assignment before rejoining the Red Sox for their upcoming 10-game West Coast trip which starts tonight in Anaheim against Angels.