Less rest for Lester

Manager Terry Francona flip-flopped pitching plans for the Red Sox post All-Star break today.

Jon Lester will now pitch on Thursday, and Tim Wakefield will go on Friday against Oakland. Wakefield has a knot in his back so they decided to give him the extra rest.

Francona said, “All those quotes I gave you yesterday about how good the rest will be for Lester, just change it to ‘he’s young and strong.’”

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