Francona says that Beckett was checked out Tuesday morning by doctors after experiencing tightening in his lower back and side. The manager says Beckett just needs to rest.
Beckett had already been pushed back from Wednesday to Friday because of the injury. Tim Wakefield will pitch Wednesday, and there is an off-day on Thursday that will allow the rotation to get back in order.
Francona also says that J.D. Drew is back in the lineup on Tuesday after missing Monday with vertigo.