Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shuffling The Pitching Deck

The Red Sox put struggling starter John Lackey on the DL with an elbow strain the other day (probably more for his mind than his body, with his wife's cancer treatment currently going on), and they will put Daisuke Matsuzaka on the DL today as well. He's got a spained ligament in his right elbow.

The Red Sox have moved both Tim Wakefield and Alfredo Aceves into the rotation. Wake was supposed last night but the rainout will move him back to Sunday's game against the Cubs. Aceves will make his first start against the Cubs on Saturday.

The Sox also recalled Michael Bowden from Pawtucket to take Aceves' place in the pen, and Dan Wheeler will be activated from the DL later this week.

Clay Buchholz will make his scheduled start against Detroit tonight, once again should Mother Nature cooperate.

And Godspeed to probably the nicest man ever known as Killer, Harmon Killebrew, who died of cancer yesterday at the age of 74.

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