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Sore knee gets Josh Beckett scratched from All-Star Game

Jul 12, 2011, 9:12 PM EDT

Josh Beckett - All-Star Reuters

Josh Beckett was scheduled to be the second pitcher in for the AL squad in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, but he was scratched and replaced by David Robertson after feeling soreness in his left knee while warming up.

Beckett, who left his start for the Red Sox on Friday due to a hyperextended left knee, was cleared to pitch tonight after a successful bullpen session Sunday.

Boston’s plan was for Beckett to make his return to the rotation on Sunday, but time will tell whether that will happen.  If he lands on the disabled list, the Red Sox might call up Kevin Millwood to take his spot.

  1. pisano - Jul 13, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    “the Red Sox might call up Kevin Millwood to take his spot” Please God let Millwood come up, and let the ass whipping begin.

    • bigharold - Jul 13, 2011 at 1:07 AM

      I believe that is: “… let the ass whuppins begin.”

      Actually, I’d wager that he begged off so that he could avoid further injuring or ending up on the DL. I’m surprised that the RS even allowed him to entertain the thought of pitching in the ASG.

    • uyf1950 - Jul 13, 2011 at 11:47 AM

      I knew they were holding off on calling Millwood up for a reason. I couldn’t understand when on previous topics Millwood was never mentioned as an alternative to the Sox when considering a possible Garza trade.
      We now know why. Millwood could replace Beckett “temporarily” if Beckett goes no the DL as mentioned above.

  2. sparkycon - Jul 13, 2011 at 8:29 AM

    poor Josh. He had a little boo-boo….

  3. deathmonkey41 - Jul 13, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Those herpes are really taking their toll on him.

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