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Wakefield to Start Saturday, Dice-K Bombed in Rehab Start

Tim Wakefield will return to the Red Sox rotation Saturday to start against the White Sox, which will be just his second start  since early July. Wake is 11-3 with a 4.12 ERA in 18 starts this season.

Wake has been bothered by a sore back that has plagued him in recent years. Terry Francona said he may not be available to pitch every fifth day anymore this season.

“If he threw and came in this morning and said ‘Hey, you know what, this is not good,’ then we wouldn’t do that,” Francona said. “We know what we’re dealing with. He might not be able to take the ball every five days. We know that; he knows that. So we’ll just kind of see how he does.”

Junichi Tazawa was originally slated to pitch Saturday, but instead may be available out of the bullpen (though he did pitch in Friday night’s loss to the White Sox).

Meanwhile, Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two HR’s in just 4.1 innings in a rehab start Friday night for the PawSox.

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