Even though he strung together some very solid innings for the Sox today, Kason Gabbard was optioned back to Pawtucket after the game. Manny Delcarmen was called up to replace him on the roster.
Gabbard did a great job today. Much better than expected but there just isn't room for him right now. Delcarmen is going to be more valuable coming out of the bullpen especially since it was stretched thin this afternoon. Gabbard will continue to see starts and hopefully this game will carry over to his outings in Pawtucket.
Josh Beckett is slated to start May 29 against Cleveland in Fenway Park.