At the beginning of the 2011 season, some wondered if it was even worth having Tim Wakefield on the Red Sox roster. His only role, it appeared, would be to eat up innings in long relief.
Just a couple of months later, the ageless knuckleballer has proved all of his doubters wrong, vitally filling in for injured starters John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka. In the process, he's held opposing batters to a .237 average.
NESN.com Red Sox reporter Tony Lee spoke about Wakefield's remarkable season on Baseball Today on CBSSports.com on Wednesday.
See what he had to say below.
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