Beckett Leaves With Back Spasm, Booed By Fenway Fans

August 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Beckett Leaves With Back Spasm, Booed By Fenway Fans
" BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox starter Josh Beckett had to leave Boston’s 4-1 win over the Detroit Tigers in the third inning Tuesday night because of back spasms.

“Locked up on me,” Beckett said the game. “I’ve had this before. It’s been worse.”

“The mound was a bit sloppy,” said Beckett. “I think everybody was having trouble with it. You don’t see Verlander walk that many guys. It just wasn’t in great shape. That’s stuff we’re paid to deal with.”

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Beckett’s back last hampered him in 2010 when he slipped on a wet Yankee Stadium mound, causing him to miss over two months. But Beckett is confident this time his back ailment won’t cause him to miss much time.

“It was just the last few pitches, four or five pitches out of the stretch,” said Beckett "

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