Hansen called up

The Red Sox today recalled righthanded pitcher Craig Hansen from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room for Hansen, reliever Jermaine Van Buren was optioned back to the PawSox.

David Wells will travel to San Diego sometime in the next three days to visit with Dr. Jan Fronek to get a second opinion on his contused right knee. Dr. Fronek operated on Wells’s right knee in the offseason.

Mike Timlin, who is eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, is now not expected to pitch for the Sox until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

Terry Francona said Keith Foulke would be looked at [by the Sox medical staff] this afternoon and that the team “may be forced into making a move.” Foulke has had back stiffness recently.


Tonight’s lineups:

Red Sox
1. Coco Crisp, CF
2. Mark Loretta, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Manny Ramirez, LF
5. Trot Nixon, RF
6. Jason Varitek, C
7. Mike Lowell, 3B
8. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
9. Alex Cora, SS
— David Pauley, SP

1. Johnny Damon, CF
2. Melky Cabrera, LF
3. Jason Giambi, DH
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Jorge Posada, C
6. Robinson Cano, 2B
7. Andy Phillips, 1B
8. Bernie Williams, RF
9. Miguel Cairo, SS
— Chien-Ming Wang, SP

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