Saturday, August 23, 2008

Beckett Pushed Back Again

This sounds rather ominous.

The Red Sox, erring on the side of caution, have pushed Josh Beckett's next start back to Friday against the Chicago White Sox, the day the Sox return home after the nine-game road trip. Terry Francona mentioned that Beckett has had "inflammation" in his right elbow. They still don't think it's anything serious. Tim Wakefield will come off the DL on Tuesday night to pitch the opening game in New York.

Keep your fingers crossed.

Meanwhile, we in New York won't be seeing today's Red Sox-Blue Jays game, as it has a 1 PM start, and since Fox has those inane "exclusive" rules regarding Saturday afternoon baseball, the MLB Extra Innings package doesn't kick in until 7 PM today. The game will only be seen in the New England and Toronto markets.

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