Varitek set for rehab stint

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek will begin a brief minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday.

He will join the PawSox and catch 4-5 innings on Sunday against the Syracuse Chiefs, and is scheduled to DH on Monday in Pawtucket’s season finale.

Varitek met with the organization’s medical staff Saturday before his was given clearance to play.

“Hopefully he’ll be able to go play,” \Red Sox manager Terry Francona said prior to Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader. “I know time is running out for the Triple-A guys, so today’s an important meeting, an important day for him.”

Varitek has been on the disabled since July 1 with a fractured right foot.