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Mike Cameron close to rejoining Red Sox

May 14, 2010, 1:43 PM EDT

Mike Cameron has played three games at Triple-A while rehabbing his strained abdominal muscle, going 2-for-8 with a double and three walks.
Terry Francona initially indicated the Red Sox planned to have Cameron spend 4-5 games in the minors before coming off the disabled list, so barring a setback over the weekend he’s very close to returning. Cameron has said he’s eying the series against the Yankees for his return and that begins Monday night in New York.
Darnell McDonald and John Van Every have split time in center field with Cameron (and Jacoby Ellsbury) out, but despite a very strong first impression from McDonald the pair of minor-league veterans have combined to go just 19-for-83 (.229) with 25 strikeouts.
Cameron is on the verge of returning, but Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reported yesterday that Ellsbury still has “no timetable” for a rehab assignment of his own.

  1. Jack Marshall - May 14, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    That’s misleading. McDonald has had a lot of big hits, some great defensive plays, and has run the bases well–in short, he’s a ballplayer. He deserves to stay, though I can’t see how.

  2. Giraffe Monsoon - May 14, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    So what? Cameron batting 9th is worthless to me in my league. I was dropping him the week he got hurt anyway. I’d rather have anybody batting 5-6 times per game at the top of the lineup than a guy batting 3 times a game and wasted at the bottom of the order getting no RBI. I’ll take Theriot or Fred Lewis over a 9th place hitter anyday.

  3. dp - May 16, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Oh that’s great news , they’re sure to win the AL East now . Are you kidding me ? This guy can join Poopie (Ortiz) they’re ancient. Other than Youkilis , and Pedroia , Boston has nothing for offense . How about their so-called run prevention pitching and defense ? that’s not happening either . Hope for third , but fourth is not out of the question .

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