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Side session for Josh Beckett on Sunday

07.09.11 at 5:09 pm ET
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After Red Sox starter Josh Beckett left Friday night’s game with a hyperextended left knee after the fifth inning, manager Terry Francona said Beckett will throw a side session Sunday morning. The team will then reevaluate him and decide how they want to proceed with the right-hander.

Francona said Beckett is scheduled to appear in Tuesday’s All-Star game, but that Sunday could play a role in whether he can or cannot go.

“Obviously, not just for his start going forward with us, but with All-Star ramifications, you don’€™t want to hold up the league. They’ve got their hands full as it is,” Francona said before Saturday night’s game. “If he’€™s OK, he’€™s OK. If he needs to hold off then we will do that also. We respect the All-Star stuff, but we also have an obligation to our team.’€

On the season, Beckett has an 8-3 record and a 2.27 ERA. He has a WHIP of 0.95 and 94 strikeouts.

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