The Red Sox on Saturday activated third baseman Rafael Devers from the disabled list.
Devers had been out since July 10 with left shoulder inflammation. He spent the All-Star break in the Dominican Republic and got treatment while he was there at the team’s academy in El Toro.
“I’m feeling better,’’ said Devers, who worked out on the field before Friday’s game in Detroit. “I want to play.’’
Before he went on the disabled list, Devers was slashing .241/.292/.424 with 14 home runs and 48 RBIs.
To make room for Devers, the Sox optioned lefthanded pitcher Bobby Poyner to Triple-A Pawtucket. Poyner has allowed two runs on 10 hits with 10 Ks and a walk over his 10 relief appearances for the Sox this season.