Links 5-11-2010: Beckett tweaks back, Drew out with vertigo, the future

It was announced yesterday that Josh Beckett would be pushed back a day, with Tim Wakefield taking the ball on Wednesday against the Blue Jays. I’m thinking maybe there’s a dead arm issue or something, but now we find out that he tweaked his back taking BP for the upcoming Inter-League series against Philadelphia. Should be a non-issue, but this begs the question, are the Sox going to that pseudo-six man rotation?

David Golebiewski takes a look at Beckett’s peripherals and reaches the same conclusion as I did – nothing seems to be terribly wrong.

J.D. Drew was out with another bout of vertigo yesterday, with Jonathan Van Every taking his place in right field against Toronto. Good thing they were able to salvage that one, after basically being handed the win by Brandon Morrow in the second. It sure felt good to see both the Yanks and the Rays to lose yesterday…

Interestingly, Daniel Bard has a connection with Morrow from the 2006 draft. The M’s decided last minute to go with Morrow rather than Bard. And we’re all grateful to Bill Bavasi for that decision.

Mike Cameron went 1-3 with a double and a walk for Pawtucket yesterday, and is looking like his old young self. Let’s hope he’s ready to come back this week full-time.

MLB Trade Rumors points out that when Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury return to the active roster, they will have to make a decision about the out-of-options Darnell McDonald. While it would be nice to keep him around, my guess is that the Sox designate him and try to do a deal with someone for cash or a PTBNL.

With the big handout to Ryan Howard, it’s beginning to look like the Phillies won’t be able to retain OF Jayson Werth after this year. A right-handed hitter with power, he could be a fit for the Red Sox in LF.

The Red Sox promoted 1B prospect Anthony Rizzo from High-A Salem to Double-A Portland. Let’s see what the kid is capable of.

The Batting Stance Guy is back with another video of mustachioed Red Sox.


One Response to Links 5-11-2010: Beckett tweaks back, Drew out with vertigo, the future

  1. redsoxtalk says:

    Now Beckett won’t be able to make his Friday start. Let’s hope this is just minor.

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