The Boston Red Sox should be thrilled to get Sweeney back into the fold. The team has been absolutely riddled with injuries especially in the outfield. In fact, seven different outfielders for Boston have made a trip to the DL at one point or another this season.
Sweeney was playing very well before getting injured. The right fielder was hitting .311 and really providing a nice spark while the team was trying to find its way.
Manager Bobby Valentine isn't wasting any time getting Sweeney back into the swing of things, putting him into the lineup today against the Detroit Tigers. However, Sweeney will be in center field, where he has only started six games all year. He'll be batting seventh in the order.
To make room for Sweeney, Che-Hsuan Lin was optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket.