Last night, Amalie Benjamin tweeted that Daisuke Matsuzaka was going to make his return to the Sox rotation on Tuesday. This means that Paul Byrd is suddenly out of a rotation spot, assuming Tim Wakefield makes his scheduled start next weekend in Baltimore.
Given that Wakefield isn’t starting until next weekend, however, and Jon Lester would be unable to take the hill on his scheduled day Wednesday, you could see Josh Beckett pitch one day earlier, or… have Mr. Paul Byrd draw the start.
Here’s how the immediate future looks:
Saturday: Davis v. Beckett
Sunday: Garza v. Buchholz
Sunday Pt. 2: Shields v. Lester
Monday: OFF
Tuesday: Lackey v. Matsuzaka
Wednesday: Saunders v. Lester(?)