After months of watching players land on the DL, the Sox will finally see one of their injured players return in starting pitcher Josh Beckett.
Beckett has been out of the Red Sox’ rotation since May 18, when he strained his back pitching off a wet mound against the New York Yankees. On Tuesday at Tropicana field, Beckett threw a 64-pitch, four-inning simulated game before the Red Sox-Rays matchup.
NESN’s Heidi Watney spoke with Beckett, manager Terry Francona, and pitching coach John Farrell, and all three gave positive comments pertaining to Beckett’s return after the All-Star break.
Beckett will require two starts with Triple-A Pawtucket before returning to the Red Sox, but his consistency in today’s simulation shows that he is on the right track to returning before the month is up.
To see Beckett in action, watch the video below.
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