Monday, August 11, 2008

Wakefield To Disabled List

Tim Wakefield will be placed on the disabled list and Boston is now in need of a starter for Tuesday's game at Fenway.

A quick rundown of Pawtucket's roster and last games pitched shows that Boston has three options for Tuesday.

Justin Masterson could make the start out of the bullpen, Michael Bowden could be called up for his major league debut or Devern Hansack could be recalled for the start.

Bowden last pitched on August 5 and would start the game on six days rest if the call was made to him. Hansack would make the start on regular rest as he last pitched on Thursday.

Charlie Zink pitched Friday and would have to start on three days rest. David Pauley pitched Saturday and Bartolo Colon on a rehab assignment pitches today.

The choice could be known early in Pawtucket's game. In his last start after struggling, Bowden was brought in with two outs in the first, if Colon struggles again today early and the call is made to someone other than Bowden it could be a sign he is being held back for Tuesday.

The Red Sox of late have chosen to make the move to the young pitchers when a need occured and with the timeframe working in favor of that again and with the game being at Fenway expect Bowden to be making his major league debut Tuesday Red Sox against the Texas Rangers. The game against the Texas Rangers is set for Tuesday night.