Josh Beckett questionable for next start

Josh Beckett did not throw this afternoon and is questionable for his start on Sunday, according to Bobby Valentine.

“I’d say it’s questionable for him to throw [Friday], which would then make it questionable that he would make his next start, which means he won’t make it, more than likely,” Valentine said.

Beckett had a back spasm during his start against the Tigers on Tuesday and left the game in the third inning,

There is no decision on whether Beckett will go on the disabled list or potentially start on Monday or Tuesday. Valentine said he needs to have a discussion with Beckett then see how a shift would affect the rest of the starters.

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Valentine said Beckett felt “much improved today, had a great night sleep. Still a little limited in his motion.”

If Beckett does not start Sunday, Franklin Morales would likely take his place. Morales is available in the bullpen tonight.