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Josh Beckett OK to pitch for AL team

Updated: July 10, 2011, 1:57 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- After throwing a side session Sunday morning at Fenway Park, Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett has been deemed healthy and given medical clearance to pitch for the American League All-Star team Tuesday in Phoenix.

The right-hander was removed from his last start on Friday after five innings with a hyderextended left knee.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona informed Major League Baseball on Sunday that Beckett is good to go.

"It's a little tender," Beckett ...

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