Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, who was pulled from Tuesday's starter after 2 2/3 innings when he experienced back spasms in part due to a slippery mound, said that while the injury forced him out of his team's 4-1 win over the Tigers, it was not as severe as the back injury he suffered in similiar circumstances in New York in 2010.

In 2010, Beckett ended up missing more than two months after his landing foot slipped on the Yankee Stadium mound. This time, the right-hander said, was not comparable.