Boston Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima reinstated from 15-day disabled list

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The Boston Red Sox have activated reliever Hideki Okajima from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Michael Bowden to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The moves were announced before Boston's game Saturday night at Tampa Bay.

Okajima had been out since Aug. 6 due to a strained right hamstring.