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Tim Wakefield preps for likely final year

44-year-old knuckleballer says next season will 'probably be my last'

Updated: October 3, 2010, 12:23 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The weekend suddenly turned into a farewell tour for the Boston Red Sox and their seasoned veterans. While Mike Lowell played the last game of his career Saturday, Tim Wakefield admitted the 2011 season will likely be his last and it's possible Jason Varitek could be playing his last game with the Red Sox on Sunday.

Lowell collected his final hit as a major leaguer -- a wall ball off the Green Monster that missed a home run by a foot or so -- and was replaced with a pinch-runner ...

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