Beckett to miss 2 starts while torn flap of skin heals

Updated: May 18, 2007, 4:56 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Josh Beckett is headed for the disabled list because of a finger injury and is expected to miss two starts before returning for Boston's home game May 29 against Cleveland.

Beckett, baseball's winningest pitcher at 7-0, is recovering from a torn flap of skin on the middle finger of his throwing hand. The right-hander will throw on the side before Friday night's game against Atlanta, which he had been scheduled to start.

The Red Sox said Beckett would go on the disabled ...

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