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Red Sox Activate Albers, Send Down Aceves

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Matt Albers #32 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Texas Rangers on Opening Day at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Matt Albers #32 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Texas Rangers on Opening Day at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox activated right-handed pitcher Matt Albers from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced Thursday.

To make room for Albers on the Major League roster, Alfredo Aceves was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

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Albers will be active for Thursday night’s game against the Angels in Anaheim.

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Albers was placed on the 15-day disabled list since April 8 with a right latissimus strain.  He made two rehab appearances with Pawtucket, allowing just one hit over three scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

The right-hander pitched two scoreless and hitless innings with three strikeouts over a pair of relief appearances for Boston before the injury.

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