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Monday, August 11, 2008

Wakefield put on Disabled List

CHICAGO - The Red Sox lost Tim Wakefield, one of their top starters, for at least two weeks and possibly into September because of tightness and stiffness in the back of his right shoulder.
That is the same area that forced Wakefield to be left off last year’s Division Series and World Series roster, but this time the club believes after a cortisone shot and rest period, he should be ready to resume his so far successful 2008 season.

Wakefield was supposed to start tomorrow’s homestand opener against the Texas Rangers, but instead will go on the disabled list. A replacement has yet to be named, but Michael Bowden, today’s scheduled starter for Triple-A Pawtucket, is a top candidate with Devern Hansack a possibility as well.

NOTE: I believe that the Red Sox are recalling Charle Zink from Pawtucket. His record is 13-4 with a 2.89 ERA. It would be nice to see Bowden, a top prospect, come up. David Pauley's record is similar to Zink's.

Zink to take injured Wakefield's spot
The Red Sox have placed RHP Tim Wakefield on the disabled list (right shoulder) and will promote knuckleballing RHP Charlie Zink from Pawtucket to start Tuesday against Texas. Zink, 28, is 13-4 with a 2.89 ERA for the PawSox in 2008. In 25 starts, Zink has allowed 49 earned runs on 129 hits (.228 BAA) over 152.1 innings pitched, striking out 94 and walking 43. He was selected as an International League All Star in last month's AAA All Star Game. As a 28-year-old, Zink is ineligible for the SoxProspects prospect rankings, but he is ranked #5 on the
Post-Prospects list. Tuesday will be Zink's major league debut.

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