Saturday April 03, 2010 | 10:11 AM

While the Red Sox have six credible starters, once Daisuke matsuzaka is ready, there is a question how Boston will fit all six into the rotation.

Boston needs the depth for injuries ... and for paternity leave.

Three of the starters will become dads in August. The wives of Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester and John Lackey, are all expecting their first baby in August.

Buchholz and his wife Lindsay are due Aug. 11. Lester and his wife Farrah are due around Aug. 18. John and wife Krista (the former Krista Clark, an alumna of Sanford High) are due Aug. 29.

The dates seemed spread out well enough (but any parent knows how accurate due dates are, especially with the first baby).

So the cigars will be passed around in August (and champagne in October?).

Two plugs: 1.  We'll have a feature on Krista in tomorrow's  Maine Sunday Telegram. 2. See the story on the Sea Dogs roster to start the 2010 season in today's Press Herald.


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