This from the AP:
Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett wonâ€™t be facing the New York Yankees on Tuesday after skipping a bullpen session Saturday because of continued numbness and tingling in his pitching arm.
Manager Terry Francona said Beckett has â€œinflammationâ€ in his elbow and likely wonâ€™t start again until next Friday, when the Red Sox return home to open a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox.
Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, out since Aug. 7 with tightness behind his right shoulder, threw in the bullpen Saturday and will come off the disabled list to start Tuesday when the Red Sox begin their final regular-season series at Yankee Stadium. Wakefield is 7-8 with a 3.67 ERA in 23 starts.