Red Sox manager John Farrell expects that the team will activate left-handed starter/reliever Franklin Morales from the DL on Tuesday, reports Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald.
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Morales has yet to pitch this season after suffering a strained lower back during spring training and then pulling a pectoral muscle during his first rehab start. The lefty started on Thursday with the Red Sox AA affiliate, the Portland Seadogs. He threw five shutout innings, walking two and striking out three in that game, pitching to
Morales was one of the Red Sox most effective starters in limited work last season. He made nine starts with a 4.14 ERA for
Regardless of his role, Morales should provide the Red Sox with some additional depth and a valuable left-handed option. Morales has functioned as a late-inning reliever, worked in long relief and started in his time with
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