Is it realistic? I don't know. ... I'm trying my darnedest to get back. ... Someone said this and it's true: I feel like I'm in a traffic jam. You feel like you're just slowly inching along. It's a little frustrating. I feel like I should be better than I am and I'm not.Francona says Wakefield would not need a rehab start.
Trot Nixon swung in the batting cage on Saturday. Tito: "I bet by the time we go on the road [August 22], I bet he'll be at least close to playing ... maybe not for us. I bet that's the timetable we're at least thinking about having him play. That's probably pretty close."
The Daily News had a story about Jeremy and Josh Papelbon. ... Industry sources say Orioles reliever LaTroy Hawkins has cleared waivers. Before the trade deadline, the Red Sox, Yankees and White Sox expressed an interest.