The Boston Red Sox failed in their attempts to trade righthander Josh Beckett before Tuesday's trade deadline, and Beckett then went out and drew the ire of Fenway Park fans by failing to make it out of the third inning.
After issuing a bases-loaded walk to Miguel Cabrera on his 49th pitch of the evening, Beckett motioned for Boston's athletic trainer to come to the mound. Manager Bobby Valentine followed soon thereafter, wasting little time before signaling to the bullpen for righthander Clayton Mortensen to replace Beckett.
Not unexpectedly, Beckett's departure was met with much displeasure.
https://twitter.com/PeteAbe/status/230455737757872128 The Red Sox later confirmed that Beckett left with back spasms, which means his condition is probably day-to-day.