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05/24/2011 - 4:30pm
Lackey eyes May 31 rehab, June 5 return

According to reports out of Cleveland, Red Sox starter John Lackey threw 40 pitches (all fastballs) in his first bullpen session since receiving a cortisone shot and landing on the DL for a strained right elbow on May 16. The right-hander, according to the reports, is hoping to make a rehab start on May 31 and then return to the Red Sox rotation on June 5.

Lackey is 2-5 with an 8.01 ERA in seven starts this year. His last start came on May 11, when he allowed nine runs in 6 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays.

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05/24/2011 - 3:55pm
Okajima clears waivers, will join PawSox

Red Sox left-hander Hideki Okajima, who was designated for assignment on Friday in order to clear a spot on the 40-man and major league rosters for newly acquired left-hander Franklin Morales, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Okajima had the right to elect free agency (and forgo the remainder of his $1.75 million salary for 2011) given his service time, but instead accepted the assignment and will remain in the only organization for whom he's played since coming to Major League Baseball.

Okajima was 1-0 with a 4.32 ERA for the Sox in the majors this year. He pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings in Pawtucket to open the year.

Though he admitted disappointment when the Sox designated him last week, the 35-year-old said that he did not regret his decision to re-sign with the Sox.

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05/24/2011 - 3:23pm
Francona: Pedroia's slump not health-related

Red Sox manager Terry Francona, in his weekly interview on The Big Show, said that second baseman Dustin Pedroia is fine after having been removed from Tuesday's game over concern about his left foot -- the same appendage that he fractured last season, and that still has a screw in it. Pedroia is not in the lineup on Tuesday -- Drew Sutton will start at second for the Sox -- but going forward, the Sox expect that the three-time All-Star is fine.

"He’s OK. He popped his head in about an hour ago, kind of gave me a thumb’s up," said Francona. "I think he gave us all a scare last night, including himself. He went around the bag, kind of slipped – it was wet – kind of turned that ankle. He’s got that screw in there. It gave him a little zinger, kind of a bolt of lightning up that leg. Obviously, we needed to get him out of there because of that.

"Their doctors came over to have a look at him right away...

05/24/2011 - 3:16pm
Boucher: Roloson gets call in Game 6

TAMPA -- Lightning coach Guy Boucher announced Tuesday that he is going back to Dwayne Roloson as his starting goalie for the team's do-or-die Game 6 against the Bruins Wednesday night at St. Pete Times Forum. 

After relieving Roloson in goal in Games 2 and 4, Mike Smith made his first career playoff start and stopped 17 of 19 shots before Rich Peverley's empty-net goal with 12.1 seconds left sealed Monday's Game 5 win for the Bruins. 

Roloson entered the Eastern Conference finals against Boston with a playoff-leading 2.01 goals against average. That has skyrocketed to 2.52 as the Bruins beat him six times in Game 2 to tie the series and then chased him in Game 4 last Saturday. In Game 4, Roloson stopped just six of nine shots before being pulled with two minutes left in the first period when Patrice Bergeron scored shorthanded. 

Smith entered the game and stopped all 21 shots he faced, allowing the Lightning to rally to a 5-3...

05/24/2011 - 2:59pm
Sutton fills in for Pedroia vs. Indians

Manager Terry Francona, in his weekly interview on The Big Show, said that Drew Sutton will get his first start for the Red Sox, playing second base and batting ninth against an Indians team with whom he played in 2010. Sutton will be filling in for Dustin Pedroia, who is receiving the day off one day after he suffered what was described as a stinger in his left foot.

Jason Varitek, who will be catching Josh Beckett, will hit seventh, with Jed Lowrie moving up to second in the lineup.

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RED SOX LINEUP

Ellsbury, CF
Lowrie, SS
Gonzalez, 1B
Youkilis, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Drew, RF
Varitek, C
Crawford, LF
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