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Slumping Jorge Posada was pulled from the New York Yankees' lineup Sunday night against Boston and manager Joe Girardi suggested the five-time All-Star might be on the bench for a while.
Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Monday that recently acquired left-hander Erik Bedard is scheduled to start Thursday's series finale against Cleveland.
After a deal with Oakland for Rich Harden fell through, the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox were still able to find a starting pitcher to bolster their rotation Sunday.
A trade that had been in the works to send right-hander Rich Harden from the Oakland Athletics to the Boston Red Sox fell through late Saturday, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said.
The Oakland Athletics were working Saturday night to finalize a trade that would send right-hander Rich Harden to the Boston Red Sox for Triple-A first baseman Lars Anderson and a player to be named, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett was scratched from the All-Star game Tuesday night after feeling soreness in his left knee while warming up in the bullpen.