Sox activate Sweeney off DL to start in CF

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox have activated outfielder Ryan Sweeney from the disabled list and he'll be starting in center Saturday night against the New York Yankees.

The clubhouse attendants were packing Ryan Kalish's bags after the Sox lost the Saturday matinee game, and the Sox announced before Saturday's night game that he was indeed headed back to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Sweeney was placed on the 15-day DL on June 17 with inflammation in his left big toe. He played in two rehab games for Double-A Portland and went 1-for-7. Kalish was called up from Pawtucket on June 17 and hit .217 with five RBIs in 15 games with the Red Sox.

Overall, Sweeney is hitting .292 with 13 RBIs in 53 games for the Red Sox this season, his first in Boston.