Veteran left-hander Bruce Hurst, disabled July 8 because of a viral infection, was activated Saturday by the Boston Red Sox.

To make room on the 24-man roster the Red Sox optioned rookie right-hander Steve Curry to Pawtucket.Hurst, 9-4, will start Sunday against the Chicago White Sox. He was charged with all five runs as the White Sox took a 5-1 lead in a third inning uprising.