Dice-K ready to rejoin Sox; Wakefield to bullpen

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dice-k and wakefield.pngDaisuke Matsuzaka has looked fairly impressive in three minor league rehab starts at Triple-A Pawtucket.  The next time he takes a mound, he will be donning a Red Sox uniform, and will be a member of Boston’s starting rotation. 

Of course, that means one of the current members of the Red Sox’ five-man rotation must be bumped to the bullpen, and WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford heard from a source Thursday evening that it’s going to be Tim Wakefield. 

Wakefield, a veteran knuckleballer, has posted a 6.38 ERA and 1.64 WHIP through three starts this season.  Clay Buchholz, also considered for a demotion, has compiled a 1.50 ERA through his first three stats.  Despite what Red Sox manager Terry Francona may tell the Boston media, the decision was almost certainly an easy one.