Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Boston Red Sox activated Matt
Thornton from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.
Thornton, 36, has been on the disabled list since August 7, retroactive to
August 5, with a right oblique strain. Acquired form the White Sox on July 12,
he went 0-1 with a 2.16 ERA in 10 appearances for Boston. Overall, the
southpaw is 0-4 with a 3.47 ERA in 50 games this season.
To make room for Thornton on the 25-man roster, the Red Sox optioned pitcher
Brayan Villarreal to Triple-A Pawtucket. Villarreal, acquired from Detroit in
a three-team trade that also sent Jake Peavy from Chicago to Boston, made
his lone appearance on Tuesday against the Giants, walking the only
batter he faced.
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