Red Sox activate RHP Matsuzaka from 15-day DL, place DH Ortiz on 15-day DL (retro 8/25), recall OF Kalish & option RHP Beato to Pawtucket.
Not only is Daisuke Matsuzaka back on the active roster, but he is starting Monday afternoon’s game against the Kansas City Royals, which, at this writing, is just beginning. He allowed a run in the first inning, unearned partly as a result of an error by Dustin Pedroia.
Matsuzaka had been reactivated from Tommy John surgery earlier this season and did not do well, posting a 6.65 ERA in five starts. He was put back on the DL July 3, so he’s been rehabbing for almost two months. Perhaps it will work this time.