It's been two years since Rusney Castillo last played in the majors and he could be ready to make his return.
Any of the career minor leaguers and prospects at Pawtucket better not be paying for their meals the next few days.
Red Sox left-hander David Price and third baseman Pablo Sandoval are both scheduled to play for the PawSox on Friday night in Buffalo. It'll be the first rehab starts for both in their current stints on the disabled list.
At Pawtucket, high-salaried, big-name players Price (who'll make $30 million this year) and Sandoval ($17.6 million) will join Red Sox busts Rusney Castillo and Allen Craig (each making $11 million this year), who have spent all season at Triple-A after being dropped from the 40-man roster.
Price, coming back from his spring training elbow injury, had his first rehab start with Pawtucket rained out Sunday but pitched a simulated game. He's scheduled to throw 90 pitches Friday. Sandoval, out with a knee sprain, is expected to DH. Sandoval was hitting .213 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 61 at-bats before his injury last month.