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Red Sox activate Shane Victorino from disabled list, option Mookie Betts to Pawtucket

Shane Victorino makes his return to the lineup on Saturday. Mookie Betts takes the trip down to Pawtucket to make room for the outfielder.

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The Red Sox activated outfielder Shane Victorino from the disabled list before Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals, optioning outfielder Mookie Betts to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, a source told Over the Monster.

Victorino makes his return from the DL after re-aggravating his hamstring injury from the beginning of the season. Throughout his rehab, Victorino suffered numerous setbacks including lower back soreness. So far in 2014, Victorino is hitting .242/.276/.352 with one home run, 10 RBIs, five doubles, one triple and two stolen bases in 21 games.

Betts goes back to the Pawtucket after appearing in ten games, hitting .235/.278/.382 with one home run, two RBIs, two doubles and one stolen base. Betts played exclusively in the outfield during his first stint with the Red Sox. Betts has been one of the top hitters in the minor leagues in 2014, hitting .345/.437/.520 with eight home runs, 48 RBIs, 21 doubles, four triple and 29 stolen bases.