Friday, August 3, 2007

Drew out of lineup to attend to son & wife

J.D. Drew intended to return to the Red Sox’ starting lineup yesterday after missing the first two games of the Baltimore series, but was lifted less than an hour before the 7-4 victory in order to attend to familial duties after his 17-month-old son, Jack David, underwent surgery earlier in the week.

Change in Rotation
The Sox made a minor change in their plans for the activation of Curt Schilling who will now come off the disabled list on Monday to face the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim. Schilling hasn’t pitched for the Red Sox since June 18 due to right shoulder tendinitis, but was nearly unhittable in three rehab appearances for Triple-A Pawtucket.

Francona said Josh Beckett will pitch in Seattle on Sunday, the day originally discussed for Schilling, in order to better line up the starting rotation for the upcoming weeks due to off days in the schedule the next two Thursdays. Schilling said he was fine with the switch.

Boston Herald

Drew being out for this is understandable. It looks as if Wily Mo Pena will be replacing him tonight.

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