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Red Sox changing of guard continues

Move to bullpen puts Wakefield in company of Ortiz, Varitek

Updated: April 23, 2010, 1:10 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- As superb as he was Thursday night, striking out a career-high 10 batters, Clay Buchholz was not pitching for his job.

Even before he took the mound at Fenway Park for what would wind up a 3-0 loss to the Texas Rangers, Buchholz knew that Daisuke Matsuzaka's return would not cost him a spot in the starting rotation.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona informed Tim Wakefield before the game that the 43-year-old knuckleballer was being ...

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