Red Sox activate Buchholz and Lowrie
The Boston Red Sox have activated right-hander Clay Buchholz and infielder Jed Lowrie from the disabled list.
Buchholz is scheduled to face Oakland on Wednesday in his first start since injuring his left hamstring running the bases in San Francisco on June 26. He is 10-4 with a 2.45 ERA.
Lowrie is making his season debut after being sidelined by a bout with mononucleosis. He was starting at shortstop and batting second against the Athletics.
Boston optioned left-hander Dustin Richardson to Triple-A Pawtucket and designated first baseman Ryan Shealy for assignment to make room on the roster.
Richardson allowed two runs in seven innings over 13 relief appearances in the majors.
Shealy went 0 for 7 with the Red Sox.