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July 13, 2007
Right-hander Joel Pineiro was activated from the disabled list today by the Sox, who had informed first baseman Jeff Bailey after Thursday night's game that he was going to be outrighted to Pawtucket.
The addition of Pineiro brings the Sox' staff back up to 12 pitchers, which provides manager Terry Francona with a better comfort level when it comes to available arms.
Pineiro, who suffered a sprained right ankle on June 25 in Seattle when teammate Eric Hinske inadvertently stepped on him during the pregame stretching drills, threw one inning in Lowell on Wednesday and was pronounced ready to return by the Sox.
He hopes to improve upon his first-half numbers -- 1-1, 5.04 earned-run average.
"Maybe this is a fresh start, like a new season for me," said Pineiro. "It's a clean slate. I have to go out and do what I need to do. Thank God it (the injury) had nothing to do with my arm."
-- Steven Krasner
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