The Red Sox are leaning toward sending Tim Wakefield to the bullpen now that Daisuke Matsuzaka is back up with the team according to a team source. The Sox wouldn’t make a formal announcement with the possibility an injury could always occur to a pitcher this weekend requiring a change.
Wakefield met with Terry Francona in his office before the game.
The Rangers have announced that as of tomorrow, first baseman Chris Davis will be optioned to Oklahoma City and first-base prospect Justin Smoak is coming up.
Sox relievers have thrown 19 scoreless innings over the last five games and has lowered iuts ERA from 4.46 to 2.93.
The Sox allowed 14 steals in the three-game series with Texas and have allowed 34 consecutive steals to the Rangers.