Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will be back in New England on Thursday, when he starts a Minor League rehab assignment for Triple-A Pawtucket. Ortiz went 2 for 3 with an RBI, run scored and a strikeout to help the Pawtucket Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the Rochester Red Wings in the first game of his minor league rehab assignment for an Achilles injury. "I feel all right," he said. "I felt good running. Ortiz is also focused on his timing and facing live game pitching. Ortiz then hit a first-pitch single up the middle in his second at-bat in the third inning. has been holding down Ortiz's spot start in the lineup, playing the outfield while Daniel Nava and Jonny Gomes have shared DH duties. "His return date to us is still uncertain at this point, and that's going to depend on David and how comfortable he feels in the box with his timing, but we would assume somewhere in the 20 to 30 at-bat range would be expected that he'll need," said manager John Farrell.