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Hideki Okajima set for rehab outings

Updated: August 20, 2010, 8:50 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima will begin a minor-league rehab stint for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday in Buffalo, N.Y. The lefty is scheduled to pitch Saturday and Monday.

Okajima has been on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain since Aug. 6 and he tossed three side sessions this week.

"I think he's OK," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. "When I say 'OK,' he's had no setbacks and nothing hurts. When he threw the ball, he didn't have 100 percent command. ...

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