ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Red Sox plan to have Paul Byrd make his second Red Sox start of 2009 on Friday, in the first game of a four-contest set against the White Sox in Chicago. Byrd will be followed in the rotation by Junichi Tazawa (who was called up on Tuesday after being temporarily deployed to the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League over the weekend) will take the ball on Saturday.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, meanwhile, will throw a side session in Lowell on Tuesday in anticipation of his next rehab start for Triple A Pawtucket on Friday. As planned, Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield received a cortisone injection in his lower back on Monday, though there was no further word about when the knuckleballer might be back on the mound.
Manager Terry Francona said that catcher Jason Varitek, who is out of the lineup on Tuesday, will return behind the plate on Wednesday. Francona said the Sox are "trying to mix and match and mix on the right nights."
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