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Updated: March 17, 2007, 11:54 PM ET
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Boston Red Sox: Manager Terry Francona said relief pitcher Mike Timlin, who's being counted on to settle Boston's bullpen worries, has been able to throw again.

Francona said Timlin was able to play catch Friday from about 90 feet and was expected to will do again Saturday, according to The Boston Globe. He may be able to throw off a mound in three to four days, though Francona said that quick a comeback would be "aggressive."

Francona also said that left-hander Jon Lester, who is returning ...

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