Prior to Tuesday's game, Josh Beckett was already experiencing a topsy-turvy week. First, his name was splattered all over trade rumors. Then, he was trying to find ways to end his first-inning woes. But his abbreviated outing in the Red Sox' 4-1 win over the Tigers in six innings was the culmination of the craziness. After tossing 2 2/3 innings, Beckett suddenly exited the game with a spasm in his lower back. Both Beckett and Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine cited the wet conditions on the rubber for resulting in his lackluster footing and subsequent back pain.
Josh Beckett Cites Rainy Conditions on the Rubber for Subpar Footing, Back Spasms
NESN | Aug 1