Kimbrel (knee) threw Wednesday and could be on the verge of beginning a rehab assignment, Ryan Hannable of WEEI reports.
The Red Sox figure to release an official update on Kimbrel's status in the near future, but the report notes there were "fist pumps all around" after Kimbrel threw Wednesday morning, so he could be ready to head out on a rehab assignment in the near future. Kimbel could throw a couple times in the minors having been sidelined for several weeks, but he remains on track to rejoin the Red Sox at some point in the early portion of August.
Norris is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.
Norris started the last three games behind the plate for the Padres, but he will get a day off Wednesday with the team playing a day game following a night game. Christian Bethancourt will get the nod Wednesday in Norris' place.
Per manager Dave Roberts, the injury is not considered serious. Along with Joe Blanton, Liberatore has been a rock in the late innings for the team this year, posting a 1.35 ERA in 33.1 innings. He's day-to-day for now.
Manager John Gibbons said Wednesday morning that
Osuna was summoned from the bullpen each of the last three days, so Gibbons will avoid using him Wednesday to prevent overuse. It seems likely that Jason Grilli would get the call if the Blue Jays find themselves trying to close out a win Wednesday afternoon.
Schultz did not allow a run in his first six appearances with the Blue Jays in July, but he was tagged for two earned runs while recording just one out last time he was on the mound Monday, so the Blue Jays decided he would be the reliever to go to make room on the roster for Joaquin Benoit.