Red Sox call up Middlebrooks from minors

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have recalled Will Middlebrooks from Triple-A Pawtucket and put him in the starting lineup.

Middlebrooks was set to play Saturday night against the Kansas City Royals.
 
Middlebrooks hit .192 with nine home runs and 25 RBIs in 53 games, while striking out 60 times in 203 at-bats before Boston sent him down on June 25. He hit .333 in his past eight games in the International League.
 
The Red Sox also put infielder Brandon Snyder on the 15-day disabled list with an injured right elbow. Boston activated left-hander Franklin Morales, who went on the disabled list June 23 with a strain on the left side of his chest.
 
Right-hander Pedro Beato was optioned to Triple-A. He was 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in 10 relief appearances.