If I'm not 100 percent, I'm not going to play, so why be here, you know? I get healthy and I don't have to be thinking, "Oh, I have to show up and play tomorrow." ... I don't want to be in that situation where I'm lying to myself that I can play for nine innings and all of a sudden I have to make a throw or turn a double play or make a relay and there goes my elbow. I'm 32, I'm not that young anymore.Since the move is not yet official, there's no word on who the Sox will call up -- an infielder or a pitcher.
UPDATE: WBZ reports that infielder Joe Thurston will join the team in New York.