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Saturday, July 9, 2011
No decision yet on AS game for Beckett

By Joe McDonald

BOSTON -- Less than 24 hours after being removed from Friday’s game with a hyperextended left knee, Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett participated in his normal day-after routine Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.

The right-hander is also scheduled to throw a side session on Sunday and then he’ll be re-evaluated before a decision is made whether or not he’ll pitch in the All-Star game Tuesday in Phoenix.

“Obviously, not just for his start with us going forward, but the All-Star ramifications and we don’t want to hold up the league,” said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. “He’ll go out tomorrow and throw a side and if he’s OK, he’s OK. If he needs to hold off, then we’ll do that also. We certainly respect the All-Star stuff, but we also have an obligation to our team. He understands that and he’ll be honest about it.”