Van Every called up!
For Immediate Release
April 24, 2009
RED SOX ACTIVATE OUTFIELDER JONATHAN VAN EVERY FROM 15-DAY DISABLED LIST
BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today activated outfielder Jonathan Van Every from the 15-day disabled list. Van Every, who will wear number 30, will be active for tonight’s game against New York.
The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.
Van Every, 29, had been on the disabled list since April 4 (retroactive to March 27) with a right ankle sprain. He went 2-for-6 with a two-out, game-tying, ninth inning grand slam in his lone rehab appearance, a start at centerfield in Triple-A Pawtucket’s 8-7 win over Rochester on Wednesday.
The lefthanded hitter made his major league debut over three stints with the Red Sox last year, batting .235 with five RBI in 11 games, but spent the majority of the season with Pawtucket, posting a .263 average, 26 round trippers and 70 RBI in 119 games. He was originally signed by the Red Sox as a free agent on December 1, 2007 after spending the first seven years of his professional career in Cleveland’s minor league system.
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