Former Red Sox closer Keith Foulke pitched a perfect inning on a rehab outing for Single-A Lowell on Friday night, striking out one and throwing 10 of his 12 pitches for strikes.

Foulke, who finished all four games of Boston’s 2004 World Series victory, has been on the disabled list since June 13 with right elbow tendinitis. He is 2-1 with a 5.63 ERA in 29 appearances with the Red Sox this season.

In order to get his work in, he pitched the first inning against the Vermont Lake Monsters for the erstwhile Lowell Spinners, who changed their name to the “Mike Lowell Spinners” in honor of the Red Sox third baseman.

Also Friday, the Red Sox recalled lefty Javier Lopez from Triple-A Pawtucket. Lopez took the roster spot that opened when lefthander Kason Gabbard was optioned to Pawtucket after Wednesday’s game.

Lopez had a 4.32 ERA in 14 appearances with Boston since being acquired from the Chicago White Sox for righthander David Riske on June 15.


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