July 20, 2006

Wakefield: Out For 3+ Weeks?

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.


Peter N said...

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

thatdietcokegirl 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.