Inclement weather has pushed the beginning of Shane Victorino's (hamstring) rehab assignment at Double-A Portland back to Wednesday or possibly Friday.
Portland's game Tuesday was rained out, and there's evidently more rain in the forecast for Wednesday. The Red Sox have considered sending Victorino to a club with a warmer climate, but they want to make sure sports medicine coordinator Dan Dyrek is able to supervise the outfielder's recovery. Victorino had been slated to return from the DL on Friday, but that could now conceivably be pushed back a bit.
Royals signed RHP Casey Coleman to a minor league contract.
Coleman had been released last week by the Cubs. The 26-year-old has plenty of big league experience but spent all of last season at the Triple-A level, posting a 3.16 ERA over 41 appearances. He's not a bad depth guy to have around.