Velazquez returns from DL; Poyner sent down

May 24, 2018

The Red Sox returned right-handed pitcher Hector Velazquez from his injury rehabilitation assignment and activated him from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday. To make room for Velazquez on the 25-man roster, left-handed pitcher Bobby Poyner was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket following Wednesday’s game against the Rays. Velazquez, 29, made one rehabilitation appearance for Pawtucket on Monday, throwing a scoreless seventh inning in the PawSox’ 5-4 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In…

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Pedroia likely to return to Red Sox this weekend

Soggy weather has created several tweaks to Dustin Pedroia’s Minor League rehab schedule over the last couple of weeks, but the second baseman still looks primed to meet his original target date of returning to the Red Sox at some point this weekend during a three-game series against the Braves at Fenway Park.

May 24, 2018
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