Red Sox Designate Justin Germano For Assignment

The Red Sox will designate Justin Germano for assignment, Jon Heyman of reports (on Twitter). Boston will reinstate Jacoby Ellsbury from the disabled list in a related move, Jim Bowden of and MLB Network Radio adds (on Twitter).

Germano, 29, appeared in one game for the Red Sox this year, pitching 5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief six days ago. He has spent most of the season as a starter for Boston's Triple-A affiliate and has a 2.40 ERA with 6.2 K/9 and 1.1 BB/9 in 105 innings at Pawtucket.

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