Good news on Beckett

July, 2, 2010
7/02/10
6:31
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BOSTON -- Friday's medical update from Red Sox manager Terry Francona:

* Josh Beckett, who threw a 41-pitch simulated game on Thursday’s off day, will travel with the Sox on the road trip. Francona said Beckett is slated to pitch for the Sox’ Gulf Coast League team in Sarasota on Tuesday. The game will start at noon so Boston pitching coach John Farrell and trainer Mike Reinold will be able to see him work. Beckett will throw roughly 55 pitches in the outing.

* The team confirmed that Manny Delcarmen (strained right forearm) has been placed on the DL. Delcarmen had been trying to pitch through the problem, but had been hammered in his last three outings, prompting the Sox to disable him. He was replaced on the roster by Robert Manuel, who was 4-1 with eight saves and 1.54 ERA for Pawtucket.

* Right-hander Clay Buchholz, who had to leave his start Saturday because of a hyperextended left knee and strained lower hamstring, said Friday he will throw a side session on Saturday. He said, and Francona confirmed, that the plan is for Buchholz to pitch Monday, the first game of a three-game series at Tampa.

* Utilityman Niuman Romero, who had been obtained by the Sox from Cleveland on April 30, was promoted from Pawtucket to replace Angel Sanchez on the roster. Romero, a switch hitter who can play the infield and outfield, was batting .268 in 168 at-bats for the PawSox. Sanchez was traded to Houston in the deal that brought catcher Kevin Cash to Boston.

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