Tim Wakefield, who will turn 43 on August 2nd, is headed to the disabled list with lower back pain. These things happen when you get old(er).
With room on their roster, the Boston Red Sox have recalled righty Clay Buchholz from the AAA Pawtucket Sox to start in Wakefield’s place tonight in the finale of their three-game series against the Texas Rangers, who just knocked the Sox out of first place in the AL East amidst a Josh Beckett complete game Tuesday.
The right-handed knuckleballer, sporting an 11-3 record with a 4.31 ERA, last pitched on July 8th against the Oakland Athletics. In that game, he surrendered three runs over six innings and got the win.
The move is retroactive to July 18th, which means Wakefield can return from the DL on his birthday. Apparently, the injury isn't serious -- according to him -- so Buchholz probably shouldn't get too comfy.
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