Sox starters unconfirmed past Angels series

Sox starters unconfirmed past Angels series
August 22, 2012, 11:26 pm
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BOSTON Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is not ready to name his starting pitchers beyond left-hander Franklin Morales in Thursday's series finale against the Angels at Fenway Park.Barring anything unforeseen, Jon Lester and Josh Beckett would start the first two games of the four-game series against the Royals, with tonights starter, Clay Buchholz, starting the finale on Monday. That leaves Sunday afternoons game in question.Aaron Cook, who struggled in his start against the Angels Tuesday, and Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is on the disabled list and made his fifth rehab start against for Triple-A Pawtucket Tuesday night, would both be on regular rest. According to a source, though, neither of the right-handers will be making that start.Left-hander Felix Doubront, who has been on the DL since Aug. 10 with a right knee contusion, will be activated and make the start on Sunday, according to the source. He is eligible to be activated on Friday.

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