Wake to DL; Ellsbury back up top
Right shoulder injury for Tim Wakefield. Very similar to last year. They are trying to contain it before it gets worse. The plan now is for him to miss two starts. No word yet on who will start Tuesday. The top candidates are Michael Bowden (scheduled to pitch Monday), Devern Hansack (last pitched on Aug. 7) or Charlie Zink (who would have to pitch on three days rest).
And, originally, Jacoby Ellsbury was going to hit seventh today. But that changed two hours before game-time, when Kevin Youkilis was scratched with a left shoulder impingement — a product of lifting weights a few days ago.
So Ellsbury will lead off, J.D. Drew will hit cleanup and Sean Casey is hitting seventh.