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Josh Beckett’s status for All-Star Game to be determined Sunday

Jul 9, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT

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Josh Beckett, who left his start Friday night with a hyperextended left knee, will throw a side session Sunday that will determine his availability for Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Phoenix, WEEI reports..

It sounds like Beckett will be fine to pitch as soon as play resumes following the break.  However, the Red Sox aren’t so sure whether they want him throwing an inning Tuesday.

“Obviously, not just for his start going forward with us, but with All-Star ramifications, you don’t want to hold up the league. They’ve got their hands full as it is,” manager Terry Francona said Saturday. “If he’s OK, he’s OK. If he needs to hold off then we will do that also. We respect the All-Star stuff, but we also have an obligation to our team.”

  1. bigharold - Jul 9, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    With all the pitching issues the RS have they’d be nuts to allow him to pitch in the ASG. I realize it’s pretty much his call and that he’s having a great year and certainly deserves playing in the game but he should take a pass.

    • patsandsox - Jul 9, 2011 at 8:54 PM

      Its nice he was selected, now do the right thing and bow out, like Jeter and Arod did

      • bigharold - Jul 9, 2011 at 9:03 PM

        Exactly.

        Neither they nor he are without good cause. He should say thanks but no thanks. Of course as a Yankee fan, I’d rather he stay and throw about 120 pitches in a 9 inning shut out win for the AL.

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