Cameron Returns to Sox and Starts in CF Tonight

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have activated

outfielder Mike Cameron from the 15-day disabled list.

Cameron was in the starting lineup for Tuesday night's game

against Tampa Bay. The center fielder missed 34 games with a lower

abdominal strain.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Cameron will get playing

time in left during the “near future” in an attempt not to

overtax him. In those games, Jacoby Ellsbury would start in center.

Also, Boston catcher Victor Martinez, who left Monday's game

with a bruised left big toe, was availble off the bench in an

emergency situation.

Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett, on the DL with a lower back

strain, had a long toss and short mound session. He could throw a

full bullpen on Friday.