First baseman Sean Casey, third baseman Mike Lowell and tonight’s starting pitcher Josh Beckett have officially been activated off of the disabled list, giving the Red Sox 28 players on their roster. Because we’re in September and teams can activate as many as 40 players, there are no corresponding roster moves needed.
Casey (neck) has not played since Aug. 19, Lowell (right oblique) has not played since Aug. 12 and Beckett (elbow) has not pitched since Aug. 17.
Also, pitcher Bartolo Colon, as expected, will pitch tomorrow for Triple A Pawtucket at Scranton-Wilkes-Barre in Game 4 of the PawSox Internationl League playoff series.
We’ll have lineups for the Red Sox and Rangers soon.