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Sox activate Lugo from disabled list

Sox activate Lugo from disabled list

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Julio Lugo is back.

The Red Sox activated the shortstop from the disabled list, the club announced Monday afternoon. Lugo has been sidelined since suffering a knee injury during Spring Training.

Lugo was activated after a four-game rehab stint with Pawtucket and will be available for Monday's game at Cleveland. To make room for Lugo, the Red Sox sent right-hander Michael Bowden to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Lugo was injured in a March 13 exhibition game against the New York Yankees and underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to the regular season.

Bowden was called up before Sunday's game against the Yankees and pitched two perfect innings in Boston's 4-1 victory.

Jesse Sanchez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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