A sixth man next week?
Remember all the controversy back in June about that six-man rotation that never came to fruition? Well, the Red Sox might finally get a six-man rotation next week, for one turn around.
With Tim Wakefield tentatively scheduled to start Monday in Kansas City, the Red Sox will simply slide everyone else back a day. Look for Byrd to pitch Tuesday, followed by Beckett, Buchholz, Lester and Dice-K.
The Red Sox don’t have another day off for the rest of the season, so this will be an opportunity for Terry Francona to get some breathers for a staff that has worked hard over the course of a long season.