Trot Nixon and Jason Varitek were at the top of Pawtucket's lineup against Ottawa on Friday night.
Nixon was the DH and went 0-for-4 (he also went 0-for-4 on Thursday while playing right field). Varitek homered in his first at-bat, ending the night 1-for-3, with 2 strikeouts.
Charlie Wagner, who first pitched for the Red Sox in 1938, died Thursday at the age of 93. He had been the oldest living Red Sock.
A change to the 2007 schedule: the Red Sox will open on April 2 in Kansas City, not Minnesota. The first home game is April 10 against Seattle.
Theo Epstein, on trading David Wells: "It was an opportunity for the organization to turn what was starting to look like a one-month only asset into a player who we feel can help us for a long time. ... [G]iven the quality of the player that we had an opportunity to get back, it would have been irresponsible not to pursue this deal."
On Friday, the Boston Globe published an editorial suggesting -- in the wake of the team's myriad injuries -- that Johnny Damon is haunting the Red Sox. And it is not written with tongue-in-cheek. Pure garbage.