Red Sox Activate Dan Wheeler, Outright Bowden To AAA Pawtucket

FT. MYERS FL - FEBRUARY 20: Dan Wheeler #36 of the Boston Red Sox poses for a portrait during the Boston Red Sox Photo Day on February 20 2011 at the Boston Red Sox Player Development Complex in Ft. Myers Florida (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

According to ESPNBoston.com, the Red Sox have activated right-handed pitcher Dan Wheeler off the disabled list as a part of several roster moves the club made.  To make room for Wheeler, the Red Sox have sent Michael Bowden back to AAA Pawtucket after a short stint with Boston.

Wheeler was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left calf back in April.  He has been rehabbing in AAA the past couple weeks, and has looked pretty sharp in his appearances.  Wheeler logged four and two thirds innings and only surrendered one run in his three appearances.

So far this season, Wheeler has a 11.32 ERA in 11 appearences for the Sox.  Since his injury, Matt Albers has filled in very nicely in Wheeler's sixth-seventh inning role in the bullpen. 

With Wheeler back, the Red Sox are still without some of their pitchers, as Bobby Jenks, John Lackey, and Daisuke Matsuzaka remain on the disabled list.  Either way, it is certainly nice to see us getting a guy back from injury rather than losing another one to it.

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