Clay Buchholz will make his second rehab start Friday with either the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox or the Double A Portland Sea Dogs.

In his first action since going on the disabled list June 18 (retroactive to June 9) Buchholz threw 0.2 innings Sunday for the Single A Lowell Spinners.

“He came out of the outing the other day fine physically” said Red Sox manager John Farrell. “So he'll go through a normal five-day work cycle.”

While the hope was to have Buchholz throw 40-50 pitches Sunday he reached just 34 before leaving the mound. Farrell said the target Friday will be “in that 55-pitch range.”

Leading up to his next outing Buchholz also will throw a bullpen session with hitters standing in.

“He feels like that's the one thing as opposed to just throwing a normal bullpen just to see hitters stand in the box” Farrell said. “But it wouldn't be to the point of keeping him out or [not] being fresh enough to start on Friday. It would just be a modified bullpen with hitters standing in.”