Red Sox's Wacha comes off IL to start vs. Seattle

by Daryn Albert - The Red Sox have reinstated right-hander Michael Wacha from the 15-day injured list, and he is set to start Friday's game against the Mariners.

Red Sox's Wacha comes off IL to start vs. Seattle

Michael Wacha taken off injured list, to start for Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners 4:03 PM ET ESPN News Services The Boston Red Sox have reinstated right-hander Michael Wacha from the 15-day injured list, the team announced Friday. Wacha is set to start Friday's game against the Seattle Mariners . The 30-year-old had gone on the IL on May 8 after experiencing soreness on his left side during a bullpen session. The team described it as "left intercostal irritation" when making the move. Wacha (3-0, 1.38 ERA) signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Red Sox during spring training. He has been one of the team's best starters, allowing two or fewer runs and going five-plus innings in each of his last four starts. Editor's Picks In a corresponding move, the Red Sox optioned right-hander Ryan Brasier to Triple-A Worcester. Brasier is 0-2 with a 6.28 ERA, four holds and two blown saves in a Red Sox-high 18 relief appearances this season. He allowed a one-run homer in the ninth inning of Thursday's 12-6 win over the Mariners. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.