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Wilkerson surfaces

Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff  April 8, 2009 03:32 PM

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Outfielder Brad Wilkerson, who left the Red Sox late during spring training to consider other options, is on the Pawtucket Red Sox roster and will be in uniform for the PawSox's first game of the season, which is tomorrow in Buffalo at 3:05 p.m. The move was expected, but the organization had not made official that Wilkerson would be sticking with the Red Sox. Wilkerson was with the PawSox today at the Rhode Island Chamber's Welcome Luncheon.

In 42 at bats with the Sox this spring, Wilkerson had five hits and struck out 18 times. Wilkerson, who can also play first base, was in competition for the final roster spot, which Chris Carter eventually won.

Also, Enrique Gonzalez gets the Opening Day start for the Triple A club.

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