A day after Josh Beckett came off the mound because of a back injury, the Red Sox have not decided whether he will go on the disabled list. Beckett told the coaching staff and general manager Ben Cherington Wednesday that he was a little stiff after having back spasms on the mound in the third inning against the Tigers Tuesday.

"Not surprisingly," manager Bobby Valentine said before the Sox lost to the Tigers, 7-5. "He had spasms and he's a big guy. We don't know how to read that other than, when Ben talked to him, it didn't seem like a 15-day stint or anything. We'll just play it by ear."