July 20, 2006

Wakefield: Out For 3+ Weeks?

Globe:
The Red Sox will have to make do without pitcher Tim Wakefield for at least three weeks, after extensive tests revealed he has a stress fracture in his rib cage, a source with direct knowledge of the injury confirmed. ...

Barring a trade, the Sox plan to promote lefthander Kason Gabbard from Triple A Pawtucket. Gabbard, a 29th-round draft pick out of Indian River Community College in Florida in 2000, was something of a sleeper in the Sox' system, going 9-2 at Double A Portland before his promotion to Pawtucket last month. The lefthander is expected to start Saturday in Seattle.

4 comments:

Peter N said...

Tough news, but we are deep enough to absorb this.

Jack Marshall said...

How can you say that, Peter? His replacement is some nonentity fresh out of Portland...he was BEHIND David Pauley on the depth chart! The Sox HAVE to get a major league pitcher in the 4th and 5th slots.

suzy lux said...

francona said he might have slept on it wrong. i don't know how you fracture a rib by sleeping on it wrong, but ok.

SoxPower said...

I dont know... but I think this might actually be better than a bad back. Once the rib is healed its healed right? Its not like a bad back which could keep bothering him for the rest of the year.