View Full Version : Wakefield to the DL

08-10-2008, 01:15 PM
Tim Wakefield will go on the disabled list before Sunday's game because of stiffness in his right shoulder. Bartolo Colon struggled in his first rehab start, so the Red Sox may go to fellow knuckleballer Charlie Zink to start in Wakefield's place on Tuesday. It'd be a big loss for Boston if Wakefield's shoulder is giving him as much trouble as it did at the end of last year.


08-10-2008, 01:33 PM
Not good news to hear Wake's injured. However it will be exciting to see how Charlie Zink will pitch. He has done an excellent job at Pawtucket so it will be intresting.

Run Gardner Run
08-10-2008, 01:38 PM
Zink is the up and coming Wakefield?

08-10-2008, 01:53 PM
I would expect Bowden before Zink, since Bowden is lined up to pitch on that day and Zink would be on short rest

08-10-2008, 02:06 PM
Wake going down isn't good, but i'm interested to see how Zink does if he gets the chance

08-10-2008, 03:45 PM
the options for this start are Bowden, Hansack, and Zink in that order due to who started last.

Wake's Fastball
08-10-2008, 03:46 PM
Zink's had a run of tough starts lately. I think the most likely/beneficial option might be dragging Smith back up I-95 and putting Masterson back into the rotation.

08-10-2008, 08:32 PM
Man, frustrating to hear one of our best starters is going on the DL. Really a shame. Hopefully he can return around September.

I want Zink. It's time to see what he's got.

08-11-2008, 09:49 AM
Zink is the up and coming Wakefield?

Sort of. He's actually got a lot more pitches than Wake ever did so he's potentially more difficult to hit. Still, he's too old to really be considered a prospect or up-and-coming anything.