August 29, 2008

Beckett Placed On Disabled List

UPDATE -- Krasner has more (4:21 PM):
Josh Beckett had his valuable right elbow examined Friday morning by noted orthopedic surgeon James Andrews, and the results of those tests were "awesome," said manager Terry Francona.

"Everything came out completely structurally sound," Francona said Friday afternoon. "There was some inflammation. They did a number of tests and he came out with flying colors. That was awesome for us."

Beckett is expected to rejoin the team at some point Friday night and ... could make his next start in a week, on Sept. 5 in Texas ...
And the Globe has video of Tito.

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Steven Krasner, Providence Journal:
The Red Sox announced moments ago that Josh Beckett is suffering from a strained right elbow and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 18.

To replace him, the Sox have purchased the contract of Pawtucket catcher David Ross, whom they signed to a minor-league deal last week. They will need to make a corresponding move to clear a spot on the 40-player roster for Ross.
Not. Good. At. All.

25 comments:

L-girl said...

Ugh.

nixon33 said...

The news on Josh Beckett is becoming a little clearer. Beckett visited with Dr. James Andrews today and tests on his right elbow all came back clean, according to Terry Francona. If all goes well, Francona said he expects Beckett to be back to start the first game of the Rangers series, which is Friday in Texas.

"If he doesn’t come through [get a clean bill of health], we'll try something else," Francona said on the chance of Beckett starting Friday.


GOOD NEWS! RIGHT??

9casey said...

So he could come off on Tuesday, why retroactive.if they think this isn't long term........

9casey said...

Yeah, I think they think he is ready to go.....

9casey said...

McCain , interesting choice....

ish said...

She's a firecracker.

ish said...

Red Sox are still interested in Brian Fuentes, but Rosenthal writes the Rockies "cannot" deal him by the deadline.

Which would be true if he doesn't clear waivers, obviously.

White Sox and Red Sox scouts were also at Astros/Reds game last night - Oswalt started, but he shouldn't be traded... Couple of Reds guys that are interesting would be David Weathers and Jeremy Affeldt.

Zenslinger said...

interesting choice

Like your avatar?

ish said...

Fuentes is on the bereavement list, which basically cancels waivers.

redsock said...

Jay Mariotti resigned at the Sun Times and everyone -- from Ozzie to Robert Ebert to the paper itself, which is actually selling subscriptions by saying he's finally gone! -- rips him a new one.

MAN O MAN!

ish said...

I wonder who will replace him on "Around the Horn"

nixon33 said...

RS THATS HLARIOUS!

nixon33 said...

"AWESOME"

Zenslinger said...

Ah, thanks for that link. Takes a lot of worry out of things. He'll be all right. They're just playing it safe with him and not letting the playoff race panic them, like last year.

Smart, smart, smart.

redsock said...

I'm still concerned.

A three-some of Lester, Dice and Wake *could* get us all the way, but I would not count on it very heavily.

nixon33 said...

im concerned, but not as much as i was yesterday. hearing beckett talk about how much andrews' words of confirmation mean to him, im sure this changes his psyche for rest of the season. now he KNOWS its clean, and as Eck said yesterday, once you get that confirmation, you can air it out when pitching instead of having that lingering question.


DONT FORGET BYRD! (kidding)

L-girl said...

ok, i take back my ugh.

L-girl said...

She's a firecracker.

Next you'll be calling Obama uppity.

Very sexist, demeaning word. She's a governor, not a cheerleader.

nixon33 said...


Next you'll be calling Obama uppity.

Very sexist, demeaning word. She's a governor, not a cheerleader.


SHE IS A HOTTIE THOUGHT! (kidding!!!!!!)

nixon33 said...

i give up on typing. not only am i not a good typer, but i also have one of those newer mac keyboards that are VERY thin and slick. the keys are very shallow, so very sensitive to the touch.
still getting used to it, not a good combo.

L-girl said...

(kidding!!!!!!)

Hey, if you go for the wingnut types...

L-girl said...

Nix, I beg you, my friend:

PLEASE MAKE MICHAEL KAY GO AWAY!!!!

nixon33 said...

FOR l-girl

thomas said...

Other than news beckett's making his next start, that's about as good news as we could ask for. That is, of course, if nothing changes.

L-girl said...

Nix, I clicked, but I'm not going to watch it!