The Sox are in a rain delay at Fenway as they take on the Evil Empire. Game time is now set for 8:00 or so.
Cheers to Doug Mirabelli as he comes back from San Diego. The Sox re-acquired him in exchange for Josh(I can't catch a knuckleball) Bard, Cla Merideth, and future considerations. Mirabelli is solid behind the plate, and is one of the few in the league who can effectively catch the knuckler. Wakefield is comfortable with Mirabelli, so he should make an immediate impact on the team. With Tek's knees giving him a bit of a hard time, we should see Mirabelli behind the plate a little more than usual.
I wouldn't be surprised if we see Craig Hansen come up in the next few weeks. Hansen has been lights out in AA and AAA and could be used as a setup man for Jonathon Pappalbon.
For those down in Middlebury, catch "Sox Talk with Chris Fells" Saturday at 9:00 on ESPN 1490. This week, I will be talking with Mike Antonellis, the play-by-play voice of the Portland Sea Dogs, and we will talk about Hansen, along with prospects such as David Murphy and Brandon Moss.