Appearing as a guest on The Big Show on Wednesday, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said he didn't think Josh Beckett would require a trip to the disabled list after his back tightened up in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Tigers.
"I doubt that. It doesn't seem like a DL," Valentine said. "But again, when Josh left last night he was tight. The trainer's report so far today and Ben [Cherrington] had talked to Josh, was it just a little tight and we'll take it, as we do, day by day."
Beckett had retired the first eight hitters but ran into trouble in the third inning. Valentine said that Beckett may have hit a different landing spot on the mound, which was already beginning to get wet from rain.
As for the boos that Beckett heard when he left the game, Valentine said, "I have a lot of other things to worry about. Josh is a big boy and we're all big boys and I've been booed, other guys have been booed. If that's what it is that's what it is. We play the game for the fans. The fans pay to come to the game. They can absolutely do what they feel is right to do."
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