It seems odd after the year that he had that the only Michael Wacha cards available with the Red Sox are Topps Now cards or really high-end relics. I think that will change since he has yet to officially sign elsewhere. If he does go somewhere else though, there will be a decision to make as to whether he supplants Hideo Nomo as the All-Time One-Year Right-Handed Starter.
On September 5, Wacha started against the Rays. It was not one of his better games as the Red Sox lost the game 4-3, but that was not the fault of Wacha. He pitched six strong innings, giving up just two runs, scattering seven hits and striking out seven batters while not allowing a walk. He recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in the game. Wacha did not figure in the decision as Jeurys Familia allowed two runs to take the loss. Alex Verdugo homered in the game.