BOSTON -- Just hours after Jason Varitek went 1-for-3 as the designated hitter for Triple-A Pawtucket, he was placed back on Boston's active roster for the first time since breaking his right foot on a foul ball June 30.
It's unlikely Varitek will play Monday night, but with rosters expanded, the Red Sox saw no reason not to activate him.
"We certainly don't plan on playing him tonight, but it just seems kind of silly not to put him on the roster in case something crazy happens, which we've seen happen," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona.
Boston's captain went 2-for-5 in his two-game stint for Pawtucket. He caught on Sunday.