Felix Doubront had an MRI and CT scan on his neck/shoulder area and both were negative. Doubront was sent back to Boston after last night’s game (in which he allowed a pair of solo homers). He has a mild strain of the upper pectoral muscle. It’s not expected to keep him out too long, but he will remain in Boston for the remainder of the series.
Beckett said he continues to work on things and is thankful that he can.
“I’m healthy and at least I can work on things. I’m definitely not folding the tent,” he said of Boston’s final month of the 2010 season. “I’d rather go tot the playoffs, but I don’t mind being a spoiler either.”
Beckett also lamented his extended absence with a back strain. “All that time I missed. That hurt us.”
Concerning his MIA with the media after last night’s game: “I had stuff to do. Stuff to take care of. I couldn’t put it into words.”
Patterson, 27, has been on the disabled list since August 17 (retroactive to August 16) with a neck strain. He played in four rehab games with Triple-A Pawtucket, batting .235 (4 for 17) with two doubles, a triple, four runs scored and three stolen bases while appearing at second base, center field and designated hitter. Patterson has hit .254 (17 for 67) with two home runs and six RBI in 29 games with the Red Sox.
Saltalamacchia, 25, was placed on the DL on August 19 (retroactive to August 16) due to a right lower leg infection. He went 5 for 15 (.333) with two doubles, a home run and four RBI in four rehab games with the PawSox.
The 26-year-old Richardson will be in his third stint with the Red Sox this season. The lefthander owns a 2.61 ERA with nine strikeouts in 19 relief appearances with Boston in 2010.
With today’s additions, the Red Sox active major league roster is at 28 players while the club’s 40-man roster remains at 38.