Red Sox activate Bobby Jenks from DL, option Michael Bowden to Triple-A

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As expected, the Red Sox have activated Bobby Jenks from the disabled list following a four-week stay for a strained biceps muscle.

Jenks struggled mightily before going on the DL, allowing 10 runs in 8.2 innings while opponents hit .333 with an .869 OPS off him, so he may have gain manager Terry Francona’s trust a bit before reclaiming a prominent late-inning role.

To make room for Jenks on the roster and in the bullpen the Red Sox optioned Michael Bowden back down to Triple-A. Bowden has already been called up to Boston twice this season, but he’s in appeared in just one game.