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David Ortiz activated, in lineup

Updated: August 24, 2012, 11:13 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox have activated designated hitter David Ortiz, who was back in the lineup and batting cleanup Friday night against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park.

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, Ortiz and the medical staff waited until after batting practice to decide whether the slugger would be activated from the disabled list.

"If he gets the clearance, he'll be in the lineup and then we'll make a corresponding roster move," Valentine said before ...

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