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From ESPN Boston:

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said he "totally" expects No. 2 starter Josh Beckett to make his scheduled start Saturday in Detroit, despite a right thumb injury he will be examined for in San Antonio. "He's had a little situation that he's taking care of today -- just for peace of mind," Valentine said.
Valentine said Beckett threw 100 pitches Sunday in a controlled bullpen session and "felt great." It remains unclear how Beckett injured his thumb. Valentine said Beckett has "a little history with it," saying it's not a blister but "just a little situation."
"It's been a little hard to quite put our thumb on it," Valentine quipped. "What was really good about the last couple of times he's thrown is that he had good command.

Okay so there's a bit of good news. Still troubling that this has been an issue in the past but it doesn't seem to be any reason for alarm right now. But that joke by Bobby Valentine sure as hell is. Just give the interview Bobby. I don't need to feel like I'm at a bachelor party where the best man messed it all up and got a comedian instead of a stripper.
 

Pete Mastors 4/02/2012 01:16:00 PM Edit
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