BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox activated former closer Keith Foulke from the 15-day disabled list and added three other players to their roster Thursday.

Infielder Alejandro Machado, left-hander Matt Perisho and right-hander Chad Harville also joined the team.

Foulke went on the disabled list July 5 before arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and missed 50 games. He was 5-5 with 15 saves in 19 opportunities and a 6.23 ERA for the Red Sox this season.

The right-hander made three rehab appearances with Class-A Lowell and allowed three earned runs, eight hits and a walk in 3 2-3 innings, striking out five. The Red Sox plan to ease him back into the bullpen without using him in save situations at first.

Machado is in the big leagues for the first time in his seven-year career. He batted .301 with 60 runs, 17 doubles, two triples and 21 stolen bases in 117 games for Triple-A Pawtucket this season. Perisho went 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in 24 relief appearances for the Marlins this season before being designated for assignment on June 7. In 13 relief outings with Pawtucket, he went 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA.

Harville was claimed off waivers from Houston on Monday. He is 4-6 with one save and a 4.94 ERA in 135 games in five major league seasons with the Athletics and Astros.

Harville went 0-2 with a 4.46 ERA in 37 games for Houston this season.

AP-ES-09-01-05 2028EDT

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