Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez: Set to face live hitters

Rodriguez (knee) is expected to face live hitters this week before possibly heading out on a rehab assignment, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Rodriguez was able to get through a bullpen session with no issues Sunday, bringing him one step closer to returning to game action. If all goes well this week, he could be cleared to resume a rehab assignment four days after facing live hitters. Barring any setbacks, the Red Sox are hoping to have the southpaw back sometime in early July.

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