|Boston ace Josh Beckett throws 2 scoreless innings in minor league game|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 23 March 2008 16:25|
The Boston Red Sox ace, who went 20-7 with a 3.27 ERA last season, allowed one hit and one walk while striking out three for Triple-A Pawtucket against Double-A Portland. He threw 35 pitches and faced seven batters.
Beckett felt discomfort in his back after throwing a warmup pitch before his scheduled start March 8 against the Florida Marlins. He departed without facing a batter.
The injury caused him to miss Boston's trip to Japan, where the Red Sox open the regular season Tuesday against Oakland.