Red Sox activate Franklin Morales, send Pedro Beato to Triple-A

Brian Garfinkel

The Red Sox got one of their better relievers back on Saturday.

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Franklin Morales will return to the team on Saturday, according to WEEI's Rob Bradford, after missing the last seven weeks with a pectoral injury. The Red Sox will send reliever Pedro Beato to Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding move.

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Morales last pitched on June 22, allowing four runs on five hits in 2 ⅓ innings in a loss to the Detroit Tigers. He owns a 7.30 ERA in six appearances this season after starting the year on the disabled list due to seemingly-related injury issues.

The 27-year-old Venezuelan has been steady in Boston's bullpen since arriving in a trade from the Colorado Rockies early in the 2011 season, striking out nearly a batter per inning en route to a sub-4.00 ERA.

Beato posted a 3.60 ERA in 10 innings of work for the Red Sox this season, despite only striking out 4.5 batters per nine innings.

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