SEATTLE -- When closer Craig Kimbrel elected surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, the Boston Red Sox outlined a best-case scenario in which he would miss only three weeks.On Monday, exactly three weeks after having surgery, Kimbrel was reinstated from the disabled list.Everybody put a lot of work in to get me where I am, Kimbrel said upon rejoining the Red Sox for the opener of a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Havent hit a lot of speed bumps, so its been great. Im a little tired of watching the games on TV. Ready to get out there and help this team go.Kimbrel threw 17 pitches Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket in his only minor league rehab appearance, but he knew he was ready to return when he had no difficulty covering first base. Although manager John Farrell will look initially to limit Kimbrels workload by not having him pitch too many days in a row, the right-hander will return to his closer role in a Red Sox bullpen that has been revamped just in the time that he has been out.Recently acquired sidearmer Brad Ziegler will join fellow right-handed?Junichi Tazawa as the primary setup men in the absence of Koji Uehara, who remains sidelined indefinitely with a strained right pectoral muscle. Left-handed?Fernando Abad, acquired from the Minnesota Twins before Mondays trade deadline, is expected to join the team here Tuesday.Kimbrel said he weighed his options before choosing surgery. The promise of likely being able to return after only a few weeks led him to have the procedure rather than trying to manage the pain.Initially, the first thought was, is there anything I can do to keep pitching, Kimbrel said. There really wasnt anything we could do. I think we couldve minimized the pain, but it mightve crept up on us later in the year. Thats why we decided to go ahead and have surgery.To open a roster spot for Kimbrel, the Red Sox optioned starter turned reliever Joe Kelly to Triple-A. They will have to make another roster move Tuesday to accommodate Abads arrival. Nike Dunk Shoes China . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. Nike Dunk Shoes Outlet . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. http://www.cheapnikedunk.com/ . The Croatian served 21 aces and hit 42 winners against Sijsling, who double-faulted to give Cilic a 4-3 lead in the deciding set. "All the players, they know me and they were really happy to see me and they were really happy that this is over for me," Cilic said. Discount Nike Dunk Shoes Store . 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Instead, the U.S. flamed out in two games, leaving disappointment, frustration and plenty of questions about the direction of the program.In the aftermath of a dominant, clinical performance by the tournament favorite, and a lackluster showing by the U.S., top players were shell-shocked by the early exit.Two games here and youre done, said Kane, who doesnt have a goal in nine consecutive games in a Team USA uniform. Its just amazing. Its crazy the way hockey is. Its definitely frustrating being an American and having these opportunities and have nothing to show for it.A shutout at the hands of Team Europe, a group of players from eight countries, and then a mistake-prone loss to Canada was enough to keep the U.S. from reaching the semifinals. Canada and Europe clinched spots.What Kane called a dud against Europe put the U.S. in a must-win mode against its biggest rival. Regulation victories against Canada and the Czech Republic wouldve advanced the Americans, and now the final round-robin game Thursday is a matchup of lame-duck teams.U.S. general manager Dean Lombardi said in June that his goal was to build a team that could beat Canada. The American roster, heavy on size and grit and light on speed and skill, was widely panned when it was announced, and it took more hits this week.You guys can beat up the roster all you want, coach John Tortorella said. You look at some of those players on our roster, there are some pretty good skilled players and we just simply did not do enough offensively and we self-inflicted quite a bit in two games.Tortorella said hes still waiting for the U.S. to generate some offense. It got an early goal by defenseman Ryan McDonagh and a late one by T.J. Oshie well after the game had been decided.Forwards Phil Kessel, Paul Stastny and Kyle Okposo, and defensemen Justin Faulk and Kevin Shattenkirk were among the players left off the roster who could have provided more offense.Minutes after the game went final, Kessel tweeted : Just sitting around the house tonight w my dog. Felt like I should be doing something important, but couldnt put my finger on it.ddddddddddddIt was just his third tweet in the past year, one of which was a picture of him raising the Stanley Cup.After mistakes led to two Canada goals by Matt Duchene and one each by Corey Perry and Patrice Bergeron, U.S. players brushed off Kessels tweet and criticism of the roster construction.Everyone that was here deserved it, said captain Joe Pavelski, who like Kane and fellow star Zach Parise struggled to generate scoring chances. Theres decisions made and thats the way they went and thats the way that group was put together. It doesnt matter who has here or who wasnt. It was a job for us to get it done, and we were not good enough.The U.S. continued to be not good enough against Canada, falling to 1-5 against the worlds top hockey power dating to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. On Tuesday night Canada was the better team from about the five-minute mark on, getting two goals 14 seconds apart to move past McDonaghs and benefiting from 34 saves by Carey Price.Prices international shutout streak ended at 228:41, but Canada got the job done.There was times tonight that I didnt think we were even close to being as good as were capable of being, Canada coach Mike Babcock said. We werent as good as were capable of being tonight.The U.S. was not nearly as good as it was capable of, despite the star power left at home. Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien left Duchene alone on his first goal, and winger Max Pacioretty failed to clear the puck on his second, the kinds of mistakes no team can make against Canada.It was very important that if they were going to get something, they had to earn it, Tortorella said. I thought we had a good start, but we gave them a couple of freebies there and you just cant do that.Goaltender Jonathan Quick continued his strong international play, stopping 30 shots to keep the score from being even more lopsided. But like Kessel sitting at home with his dog, Quick couldnt get goals at the other end to keep the U.S. from another head-shaking loss.I feel like we let our country down, we let ourselves down, defenseman Ryan Suter said. You come into this not knowing how many more chances youre going to get and to be out after two games is extremely disappointing.---Follow Stephen Whyno on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SWhyno. 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