• Reliever Joel Hanrahan started his Minor League rehab assignment on Friday for Triple-A Pawtucket, giving up two hits and two runs over an inning in a game played at Buffalo. Hanrahan retired the first two batters he faced before giving up a double and a two-run homer.
• Lefty Craig Breslow will make his second appearance in his Minor League rehab assignment when he pitches for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. Breslow hopes to improve off his first outing at Double-A Portland, when he didn't record any outs.
• Slumping shortstop Stephen Drew (.119) was out of the lineup for Friday's game, as Pedro Ciriaco made the start against Houston lefty Erik Bedard.
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