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April 15, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Tony Thomas activated from DL in minor league roster shuffle

Following a series a moves early today at the major league level, the Red Sox minor league affiliates have announced a series of corresponding roster moves. Aaron Goldsmith is reporting that the infielder Tony Thomas has been activated from Pawtucket's disabled list. Sea Dogs radio announcer Mike Antonellis also reported on twitter  that catcher Matt Spring was promoted from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket, and catcher Jayson Hernandez was activated from Portland's disabled list.

Thomas, 25, had been on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. He appeared in 80 games with the PawSox in 2011, seeing playing time at second base, left field and right field. He is likely to be used in the role that Nate Spears had been filling before his promotion, and will start at second base today in the nine-hole.

Spring is in his second year with the Red Sox organization. He is likely to fill in as backup for Ryan Lavarnway

Hernandez, a 41st round pick in the 2010 draft, had been sidelined with a hamstring strain. The 23-year-old is considered advanced defensively, and hit .254/.336/.347 between Lowell and Greenville in 2011.