Cody Ross and Dustin Pedroia could be back in the Red Sox' lineup as soon as next week.

Ross, who fractured his left foot in Philadelphia May 18, said he feels fine and hopes to start running and hitting when the team returns to Fenway Park on Tuesday.

From there, he may need only a few minor league rehabilitation games before returning to the lineup.

"I'm pretty close,'' Ross said Friday. "My foot feels fine. I'm not going to need an MRI or an X-ray or anything like that. I could run right now if I wanted to.''

Ross was hitting .271 with eight home runs and 28 RBIs when he went on the disabled list.

Pedroia hasn't played since Monday, when he tore a muscle in his right thumb. But he took ground balls for a few minutes on Friday and plans to start hitting on Tuesday.

"They want me to take it easy this weekend,'' Pedroia said. "But I think I can play on Tuesday. Come in, hit, and go play. I should be OK.''

Pedroia has been fitted with a brace that would protect him from jarring contact, particularly at the plate.