Red Sox expand September roster

September, 1, 2010
9/01/10
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With the September roster expansion, the Red Sox activated three more players today. Infielder/outfielder Eric Patterson and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia were reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and left-handed pitcher Dustin Richardson was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Here's a rundown on each player taken from a Red Sox press release:

Patterson, 27, has been on the disabled list since August 17 (retroactive to August 16) with a neck strain. He played in four rehab games with Triple-A Pawtucket, batting .235 (4-for-17) with two doubles, a triple, four runs scored and three stolen bases while appearing at second base, center field and designated hitter. Patterson has hit .254 (17-for-67) with two home runs and six RBI in 29 games with the Red Sox since being acquired from the Oakland Athletics on June 26, playing in 11 games (seven starts) in center field, 11 in left field (five starts) and seven at second base (three starts).

Saltalamacchia, 25, was placed on the DL on August 19 (retroactive to August 16) due to a right lower leg infection. He went 5-for-15 (.333) with two doubles, a home run and four RBI in four rehab games with the PawSox, starting two games behind the plate and two as the DH. Acquired from the Texas Rangers on July 31, Saltalamacchia went 2-for-6 (.333) with two doubles, two walks and a run scored in three games with Boston after being recalled from Pawtucket on August 11. He appeared in all three games behind the plate, including two starts, throwing out one of four attempted base stealers.

The 26-year-old Richardson will be in his third stint with the Red Sox this season. The left-hander owns a 2.61 ERA (3 ER/10.1 IP) with nine strikeouts in 19 relief appearances with Boston in 2010. In 32 games with Pawtucket this season, he went 3-0 with two saves, a 2.66 ERA (13 ER/44.0 IP) and 56 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .181 average (27-for-149).

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