NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – The rehabilitation start for Boston Red Sox right-hander Manny Delcarmen tonight came and went before the fans at New Britain Stadium could even get settled in their seats.

Delcarmen, 28, sent to the Portland Sea Dogs so the Sox could assess the progress of his right forearm injury, threw just nine pitches in sitting down the Rock Cats in order in the first inning. Ben Revere, rehabbing Minnesota Twins infielder Alexi Casilla and Chris Parmelee all grounded out.

By the time the Rock Cats came to the plate in the second inning, Delcarmen had his shoulder on ice and Jeremy Kehrt was on the hill.

“I was hoping to throw 15 (pitches), but I definitely feel good,” Delcarmen said. “I feel 100 percent now as opposed to two weeks ago.”

Delcarmen said he’s cautious when he feels any pain in his elbow because he went through Tommy John surgery in 2003.

“I wasn’t finishing my pitches in my last couple outings,” Delcarmen said. “Now I’m ready to go.”

Delcarmen said he didn’t know when or where his next outing would be.

“I’m supposed to come off (the disabled list) tomorrow depending how today went,” he said.