Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The Boston Red Sox Thursday activated pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim off the disabled list and will start the righthander in the first game of a day-night doubleheader against Tampa Bay at Fenway Park.
Kim, who pitched 8 2/3 innings in a minor league rehab assignment, is expected to be on a 75-pitch count versus the Devil Rays.
The native of Korea was put on the DL prior to the start of the season with inflammation in his right shoulder. He made only two starts in spring training.
The 25-year-old appeared in 49 games last season and was 8-5 with 16 saves in 19 chances and a 3.18 earned run average.
To make room for Kim on the roster, the Red Sox optioned pitcher Phil Seibel to Double-A Portland.