The Boston Red Sox are getting some extra help in their outfield.
The Red Sox on Monday activated outfielder Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list, demoting pitcher Henry Owens to Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding roster move.
Young has been sidelined since June 23 with a right hamstring strain he suffered while running the bases. The 32-year-old has made steady progress since then, however, and recently played seven games in a rehab stint with the PawSox before getting called up before Monday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
Young primarily has played left field this season, so it remains to be seen how his return will affect rookie Andrew Benintendi, who has impressed mightily since getting called up from Double-A Portland and who has been the Red Sox’s de facto starting left fielder for the last two weeks.
Owens, meanwhile, is heading back to Pawtucket after a rough spot start Sunday. Filling in for the injured Eduardo Rodriguez, Owens allowed eight runs over just five innings in Boston’s 10-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
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