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Garciaparra to make season debut Wednesday

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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Boston shortstop will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday night's game against the after getting activated off the 15-day disabled list. The five-time All-Star has missed the first 57 games this season due to tendinitis in his right Achilles'. The seven-year veteran suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his heel during batting practice prior to a March 17 spring training game. He was placed on the DL on March 26.

The

30-year old

Garciaparra began

a rehabilitation

assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on May 30 and hit .238 (5-for-21) with one home run and three RBI in six games.

Garciaparra owns a .325 lifetime average and won the 1997 American League Rookie of the Year award after hitting .306 with 30 home runs and 98 RBI. The 1999 and 2000 AL batting champion hit .301 with 28 homers, 105 RBI and 120 runs scored last season.

Boston currently owns a 34-23 record, 2 1/2 games behind the for first place in the American League East.

, who played short in Garciaparra's absence, is expected to shift over to second base where he will likely split time with .

The also sent first baseman and pitcher to Pawtucket and recalled lefthander . Daubach batted .227 with two home runs and eight RBI in 30 games this season, while Brown had a 5.87 ERA in four relief appearances with Boston.

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