The rules have changed, and Ben Cherington will have to adapt to a whole new landscape surrounding the trade deadline if he wants to make any moves.
It was evident Jon Lester was still on the lookout for his put-away pitch Tuesday night, as the Red Sox fell to the White Sox, 7-5, at Fenway Park. Lesters record fell to 5-7, as his ERA climbed from 4.49 to 4.80.
After collecting a hit and walk and scoring two runs Monday night in his debut, Carl Crawford picked up three hits, scored two bases and stole three bases in the Red Sox' 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night.
Kevin Youkilis' three-run homer against his old team leads the Red Sox over the White Sox 7-5 at Fenway.
The Red Sox have ended their six-man rotation by naming Clay Buchholz their starter for Thursday against the White Sox. Lefty Franklin Morales will go back to the bullpen.