What are your thoughts on going to the bullpen?Francona:
"I don't have any."
Are you concerned at all about the transition to relief pitching?
[T]his is not us turning him into a reliever. This is us putting him in the bullpen until he starts again. ... [W]e feel for various reasons, he's the guy that can handle this.Wakefield's last regular season relief appearance? June 9, 2004, against the Padres.
But his actual last time out of the Red Sox bullpen was on October 18, 2004, for the 12th, 13th, and 14th innings of 2004 ALCS Game 5.