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BoSox's Okajima shelved several days with tired arm

Updated: September 20, 2007, 3:22 AM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Boston Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima won't pitch for several days because of a tired arm.

Okajima has not appeared in a game since Friday, when he allowed a career-high four runs, including two homers -- in one-third of an inning in an 8-7 loss to the New York Yankees.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona was evasive Wednesday about the exact nature of Okajima's health, but he said the left-hander was given time off to "refresh" his arm.

"I don't want to ...

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