Josh Beckett has injured thumb

Updated: April 2, 2012, 8:49 PM ET
By Rick Weber | Special to ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said he "totally" expects No. 2 starter Josh Beckett to make his scheduled start Saturday in Detroit, despite a right thumb injury he will be examined for in San Antonio.

"He's had a little situation that he's taking care of today -- just for peace of mind," Valentine said.

After a 4-2 win over the Nationals, Valentine said he had not heard from Beckett, who was going to contact Valentine if he needed to. He said he ...

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