Beckett gets clean bill of health
Some good news on the injury front. Red Sox righty Josh Beckett had an MRI Monday and there are no structural problems with his right shoulder.
Beckett said he should miss just one more start, and return to the rotation by the end of next week.
“We did an MRI yesterday and everything looks pretty good,” Beckett said. “Took the steps necessary. I think we’ll miss a start and maybe push me back a day.”
The discomfort Beckett felt wasn’t unfamiliar.
“I just had some pain that I was dealing within my shoulder,” Beckett said. “It’s stuff that I’ve dealt with before. But whenever it starts taking away from strength, that’s kind of where we got to, and the trainers made the decision that they made.”
Franklin Morales will again take Beckett’s spot in the rotation on Saturday against the Marlins.
In other news, the Red Sox activated Cody Ross before Monday’s game and put Scott Podsednik (left groin strain) on the disabled list.