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07/26/2010 - 6:23pm
Martinez to be activated; Brown optioned

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Following his successful work catching in the bullpen while the Red Sox were in Seattle, Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez will be activated for Monday's game against the Angels. To clear a roster spot for Martinez (out since June 27 after suffering a broken tip of the left thumb), the Sox will option Dusty Brown back to Triple-A Pawtucket.

 

Martinez is hitting .289 with a .344 OBP, .480 slugging mark and .824 OPS, nine home runs and 38 RBI in 66 games. In six games with the Sox, Brown was 2-for-11 (.182). The Sox have gone 9-13 since Martinez' injury.

 

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07/26/2010 - 6:16pm
Sox option Brown, outright Bates
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox made a pair of roster moves Monday, one of which will allow for the return of catcher Victor Martinez. The Sox made room for the backstop by optioning catcher Dusty Brown to Triple A Pawtucket. Additionally, the team outrighted first baseman Aaron Bates to Pawtucket, thus removing him from the 40-man roster. 

 

The 28-year-old Brown has hit just .182 in six games with the Red Sox this season. He was needed for stability at the position when both Martinez and Jason Varitek were on the disabled list. 

 

Martinez went on the disabled list on June 28 with a broken bone in his left thumb. He has hit .289 with nine homers and 38 RBI. He has a .344 on-base percentage and made his fourth All-Star team this season.

 

For more on the Red Sox, go to weei.com/redsox.


07/26/2010 - 6:15pm
Bates outrighted off 40-man roster

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Minor leaguer Aaron Bates was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket from the 40-man roster. Bates has spent the entire season in Triple-A Pawtucket, where he is hitting .222 with a .322 OBP, .349 slugging mark and .671 OPS. He has spent most of his time this season in left field, while also playing first and serving as DH for the PawSox. With the roster move, the Sox now have 38 players on their 40-man roster.


07/26/2010 - 4:12pm
Ellsbury goes 1-for-3 in rehab game
By: DJ Bean

Playing in the first game of his minor league rehab assignment, Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 1-for-3 as the designated hitter for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox on Monday. 

 

Ellsbury has played in just three games since April 11 due to a rib injury suffered in a collision with third baseman Adrian Beltre. He spent time away from the team as he began his recovery at Athletes Performance Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. 

 

In just nine games this season, Ellsbury has hit .250 with three runs batted in and two stolen bases. For more on the Red Sox, go to weei.com/redsox


07/26/2010 - 2:26pm
Report: Haren will start Monday vs. Sox
By: DJ Bean

According to a report from ESPN, newly acquired Angels starter Dan Haren will make his Angels debut a day after being traded from the Diamondbacks. The Angels have bumped Joel Pineiro from his scheduled start Monday in order for Haren to throw against the Red Sox. 

 

In seven career starts against the Red Sox, Haren is 4-2 with a 3.30 earned run average. He has struck out 35 and walked 12 in 43 innings against Boston. 

 

Haren was sent to the Angels from Arizona on Sunday for a package that consisted of starter Joe Saunders and a trio of minor leaguers. He was 7-8 with a 4.60 ERA and struck out 141 hitters in 141 innings with the Diamondbacks this season. 

 

For more on the Red Sox, go to weei.com/redsox


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