Sox count on Big Three for now

Beckett, Lester and Buchholz hold the fort as Sox scramble to fill rotation

Updated: May 19, 2011, 9:30 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- As calamitous events go, John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka going on the disabled list this week does not even belong in the same conversation with the many physical breakdowns the Red Sox endured last season, when six starters from the Opening Day lineup ultimately went down with injuries, most of them debilitating.

The Red Sox accounting department might disagree, of course, given that the two pitchers are still owed roughly $23 million and change on the $28 million they are ...

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