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Red Sox in rehab show progress

Updated: August 27, 2010, 8:49 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima tossed a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday afternoon at Tropicana Field and everything went well, according to manager Terry Francona.

The left-hander, currently on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain, has not been activated but isn't too far off.

Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, who is also on the DL recovering from a broken foot, served as Okajima's batterymate during the session.

"I asked [Varitek] how ...

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