Red Sox expecting to activate Rick Porcello next week

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Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports that the Red Sox plan to reinsert Rick Porcello into the starting rotation as soon as Wednesday. He would be facing the White Sox in Chicago. Porcello has been sidelined since July 30 with a strained right triceps muscle.

Porcello will throw a bullpen on Sunday. Assuming all goes well, the Red Sox will tab him to start on Wednesday.

Porcello, 26, signed a four-year, $82.5 million contract extension with the Red Sox in April, but things otherwise haven’t gone his way this year. He carries a 5.81 ERA with a 92/27 K/BB ratio in 114 2/3 innings across 20 starts.