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More roster moves coming for the Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 22, 2012 01:12 PM

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BALTIMORE Bobby Valentine joked after the game last night that he didn't know what his lineup would be today, but he knew it would be different.

Such is life with the ever-changing Red Sox. Because more moves are coming this afternoon.

Kevin Youkilis and Scott Podsednik have arrived in Baltimore from Norfolk, Va., where they were playing for Triple-A Pawtucket.

Youkilis, who has been on the disabled list with a strained lower back, needs only to pass a physical exam to be activated. If Ryan Sweeney goes on the seven-day concussion disabled list, Podsednik could potentially replace him on the roster.

Podsednik, 36, hasn't been in the majors since 2010 when he was with the Dodgers. He has hit .323/.371/.484 in nine games for Pawtucket since being acquired from the Phillies organization.

No word yet on what the corresponding move would be to add Youkilis to the roster. GM Ben Cherington is with the team and sorting through the various options.

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