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The Boston Red Sox have activated left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales from the disabled list just in time for their May 28 game with the Philadelphia Phillies. Morales has yet to pitch in the Majors this season due to a bulging disk in his back. Morales can start and relieve, but MLB.com's Red Sox beat writer Jason Mastrodonato reports that Morales will pitch out of the bullpen to start.
Morales threw 17 innings in five rehab games, going 1-1 and allowing six earned runs and striking out 13. He was 3-4 with a 3.77 ERA in 37 games for Boston last season, nine of those games as a starter.
The Red Sox currently lead the A.L. East by one game over the New York Yankees as play begins on May 28. While the starting rotation has done well, the bullpen has had its problems. Red Sox relievers have blown six saves and have a 4.11 ERA. Morales will likely help in the pen for a few weeks while working his pitch count up to the point of moving into the rotation.
To make room for Morales, the Red Sox sent Alfredo Aceves down to Triple-A. Aceves has struggled so far this season (6.57 ERA), but he had a great outing against the Phillies on May 27, allowing one run in six innings.
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On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox are expected to activate left handed Franklin Morales from the 15-Day DL and bolster the pitching depth. According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox could send down right hander Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket in order to Morales. Morales hasn’t pitched for Boston since August 23, 2012 after suffering a left shoulder injury that...
The Red Sox announced today that Franklin Morales has been activated from the disabled list and will be available tonight in the Sox bullpen.
Alfredo Aceves was optioned back to Pawtucket.
Morales, out since spring training with a left pectoral strain after off season back issues, has been rehabbing in the minors.
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