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Beckett had his right thumb examined by two different specialists last week and he has been cleared to pitch. Bobby Valentine said, "It's not much of an injury."
Beckett offered a bit more information:
Everything's fine. I really have no idea how this got blown out like this. I was dumbfounded. ... I think a lot of it had to do with Andrew Bailey also having injured his thumb. But he injured his thumb on one thing. Mine was something that's happened over time. ... It's something I've been dealing with for 18 months. ... We had to make sure there wasn't some more stuff going on. ... I think everything's good.Beckett had a cortisone shot during spring training and he admitted that he'll likely need surgery on the thumb at some point. ... But "everything's good". ... He thinks.