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August 26, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Gonzalez designated for assignment as Wakefield returns

For the second time this month, Enrique Gonzalez has been designated for assignment, this time to make room on the active roster for Tim Wakefield, this according to Chad Finn of Boston.com. Wakefield is scheduled to start tonight against Chicago at Fenway Park. Gonzalez had appeared in 1 game during this latest stint with Boston, firing 2.0 scoreless frames against New York on August 22. In 2 major league appearances in 2009 spanning 3.2 innings total, the 27-year-old righthander has allowed 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 1. He has gone 7-11 with a 5.23 ERA in 23 games for Triple-A Pawtucket, fanning 94 in 127.1 innings. Wakefield, who has gone 11-3 with a 4.31 ERA for Boston so far in 2009, has been on the disabled list since July 21 with back and calf problems. He went 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA in 2 rehab starts at Pawtucket, striking out 7 in 9.1 innings.