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The first place Boston Red Sox have activated right-hander Joel Hanrahan from the 15-day disabled list.

Hanrahan, who was placed on the DL back on April 16th with a sore right hamstring, was expected to regain his role as the team’s closer from Andrew Bailey, who pitched well in his absence, but those plans may have changed.

Manager John Farrell:

“He’s active today. Before announcing what his role is, when he comes to the ballpark we’ll have a chance to sit down. … The one thing Joel is, he’s honest with himself, and he understands what’s going on here.”

On the season, the former Pittsburgh Pirate reliever appeared in six games for the Red Sox, recording a 11.57 ERA, 12.85 FIP, 7.46 xFIP with three saves.

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