He's got some inflammation that's got to calm down and take the time, whatever time it takes to do it. We thought in between starts was enough, and he could have gotten an extra day or two [of rest] I guess, but we're going to take the conservative route. ...Beckett also has an ongoing issue with his right thumb, an injury that first bothered him in spring training.
Plan 1 [was to have Clay Buchholz start on Sunday on normal rest], but Clay felt he needed the extra days. Well, you know, he pitched the complete game [two starts ago] where he had the 120 [pitches], and then he pitched the 100-pitch game where he was in it the entire game. It's that time of the season where guys can get a blow if they can work it in, and I totally understand that.
Franklin Morales will start tomorrow night. Buchholz will start on Tuesday at Fenway against Miami.
Reliever Clayton Mortensen was recalled from Pawtucket to take Beckett's spot on the roster.