Valdez was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Valdez missed much of September due to the virus. While he's now off the injured list, he isn't on the Red Sox's playoff roster, and his 5.85 ERA in 40 innings means he probably won't be added if Boston manages to come back from a 3-2 deficit and make the World Series. Franchy Cordero was designated for assignment to clear space for his return.

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