• Red Sox activate Loney, put him in lineup at 1B


    BOSTON (AP) - James Loney was in the Red Sox lineup and playing first base on Sunday, a day after he was acquired from Los Angeles in the trade that unloaded Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and more than $250 million in salaries on the Dodgers.

    The Red Sox also optioned outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled right-handed pitcher Pedro Beato from Pawtucket.

    Loney, 28, is a career .284 hitter who is batting .254 with four home runs and 33 RBIs this season.

    Lin, 23, was recalled Saturday for his third stint with the Red Sox this season.

    Beato was acquired by the Red Sox from the Mets on Aug. 16, completing the trade for catcher Kelly Shoppach.

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