A few more rumors out of Boston:
Is Craig Hansen developing a third pitch so that the Red Sox can use him in the rotation? Could be, according to my source. They’ll wait and see what comes of David Wells’s rehab start first, however. Given that Hansen suffered from a tired arm last year, the Red Sox will have to be extra careful if they try it.
My source also corrected my Dustin Pedroia speculation, saying that while the club is not happy with Pedroia as a shortstop, they will have no problem using him in place of Mark Loretta if need be. Loretta has four hits in his last eight at-bats, so he may be coming around.