Franklin Morales to make his return to Red Sox Saturday

Rob Bradford
August 10, 2013 - 9:06 am

KANSAS CITY -- According to a team source, Franklin Morales will rejoin the Red Sox Saturday, with the team sending reliever Pedro Beato back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Morales, who hasn't pitched with the Red Sox since June 22 due to a pectoral injury, is coming off a one-inning rehab outing with Double-A Portland Wednesday, giving up a run on two hits. He has pitched in six major league games this season (five out of the bullpen), with two, four-run relief appearances contributing to a 7.30 ERA. Beato pitched during the Red Sox' 9-6 loss to the Royals Friday night, allowing one run on three hits over 1 1/3 innings. He has allowed one run in each of his last three relief appearances with the Red Sox.