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Ross set to catch Morales in Portland

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CHICAGO -- The Red Sox will have a full battery at Double-A Portland for Thursday's 11 a.m. ET game, when David Ross catches left-hander Franklin Morales.

Ross is returning from a concussion that he sustained on May 11, and this should be his only rehab game before being activated by the Red Sox, most likely on Friday.

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CHICAGO -- The Red Sox will have a full battery at Double-A Portland for Thursday's 11 a.m. ET game, when David Ross catches left-hander Franklin Morales.

Ross is returning from a concussion that he sustained on May 11, and this should be his only rehab game before being activated by the Red Sox, most likely on Friday.

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Morales, who has had a hard time getting started this season, finally appears to be in the home stretch of being activated.

The lefty is being stretched out as a starter and will get up to five innings and 80 pitches in this start.

Manager John Farrell said the club hasn't decided definitively how Morales will be used when he returns.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne.

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