Scutaro returns, subs for aching Lowrie

June, 7, 2011
6/07/11
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NEW YORK -- The Red Sox activated shortstop Marco Scutaro from the 15-day disabled list and had him batting ninth in the lineup for Monday night's game against the New York Yankees.

Manager Terry Francona said the move allowed regular shortstop Jed Lowrie to rest his shoulder, which is still aching from a collision with Carl Crawford on May 29 in Detroit. Lowrie told reporters before the game that he may need an MRI.

Francona also mentioned Scutaro's numbers against Yankees starter Freddy Garcia (6-for-12, .500) as a reason he got the nod over Lowrie.

Scutaro hit .455 (5-for-11) in three rehab games for Triple-A Pawtucket. He had been out since May 8 with a strained left oblique.

To make room, the Red Sox sent right-hander Scott Atchison to Pawtucket.

Gordon Edes

Red Sox reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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