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Friday, July 9, 2010
Beckett, Delcarmen throw bullpen sessions

By Joe McDonald

TORONTO -- Injured Red Sox pitchers Josh Beckett and Manny Delcarmen tossed bullpen sessions Friday afternoon at Rogers Centre.

Starter Beckett (lower-back strain) and reliever Delcarmen (forearm) both threw and felt fine afterward. Beckett tossed 40 pitches in preparation for his first rehab start at Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday. The right-hander is scheduled to throw 65-70 pitches for the PawSox.

Delcarmen threw 35 pitches during his session and said he was pleased with his workout. In fact, pitching coach John Farrell was “raving” about it, according to manager Terry Francona. Delcarmen will throw another one on Sunday and is expected to be activated from the DL after the All-Star break.