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Josh Beckett's back still stiff

Updated: August 4, 2012, 4:08 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday because his back remains stiff, manager Bobby Valentine said Friday.

Left-hander Franklin Morales will take Beckett's spot against the Minnesota Twins.

Valentine said he doesn't know if Beckett will miss a full turn in the rotation or will be slotted in against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday or Wednesday. The manager said it was still "nebulous" whether Beckett would go on the disabled ...

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