The Boston Red Sox held a workout this afternoon in Anaheim and during that time Josh Beckett threw a side session in preparation for Sunday. And by all accounts, Beckett came through with flying colors.
“It was a pretty aggressive side, but I think we probably needed to do that,” said Francona. “You’re always checking on health [with all players], but with Josh it’s important. He needs to know going into his start that he has what is available and what he needs to win. Nothing was cut short. His fastball had some finish to it and he threw all his pitches.”
Obviously the big test will come tomorrow when Beckett wakes up and sees how he feels. Hopefully he’ll feel fine and be ready to go at the Fens on Sunday.