Rest benefits Victorino; Castillo improving

Right fielder expected back on Tuesday; center fielder resuming baseball activities

Rest benefits Victorino; Castillo improving

JUPITER, Fla. -- Shane Victorino should be back in right field for the Red Sox for Tuesday's home game against the Rays, and center fielder Rusney Castillo continues to make progress from a left oblique injury that has kept him out of Grapefruit League action thus far.

Victorino hasn't played for the last three days as he recovers from general soreness. It appears the down time has had the desired impact.

"He'll go through a full workout in Fort Myers today," said Red Sox manager John Farrell.

Castillo, who is competing with Mookie Betts to be the starting center fielder, is gradually incorporating baseball activities, though there's still no timetable for his return.

"Rusney will start to do some dry swinging today," said Farrell. "He'll increase the baseball activities which will also include shagging BP. So he's making steady progress in that way."

Ian Browne is a reporter for Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.