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Red Sox recall Triple-A 1B Lars Anderson, start him vs Tampa Bay in big league debut

The Boston Red Sox have promoted first baseman Lars Anderson from Triple-A Pawtucket and put him in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay in his major league debut.

The Red Sox also activated catcher Jason Varitek from the 15-day disabled list Monday and recalled outfielder Josh Reddick after Pawtucket played its season finale. Both Varitek, who was on a two-game rehab assignment, and Reddick were to make the short drive to Boston and be active for the Red Sox game.

Boston manager Terry Francona said before the game that right-hander Michael Bowden will also be recalled Tuesday.