Slumping Captain Gets a Rest
Tonight is one of those rare nights that Jason Varitek is sitting on a night when someone other than Tim Wakefield is pitching.
When you consider the grueling schedule the Red Sox have had lately and a day game on Wednesday, this is a sensible time for Varitek to get a breather.
Ortiz took some more rips in the cage and it’s reasonable to assume he will start a rehab assignment right around the All-Star break.
If I had to guess a target date for his return, I’d say July 25. Who are the Sox playing that night? Just a certain Pinstriped rival.