By Sean McAdam
CSNNE.com Red Sox Insider Follow @sean_mcadam
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Despite being scratched at the last minute from his All-Star Game appearance, all indications are that Josh Beckett will make his next scheduled start, Sunday night.
Beckett, who suffered a hyperextended knee in his final start before the break, felt some inflammation in the knee while warming up prior to the second inning in Phoenix Tuesday night.
Beckett stressed at the time that he did so mainly as a precaution. The Sox plan to have Beckett throw a light side session Friday, and unless there's a setback then, will have him start Sunday.
"He's pretty confident he'll pitch Sunday," said Terry Francona. "If, for some reason he can't, we'll back him up a couple of days. I have a feeling that's going to be the worst-case scenario, which is good . . . I don't think it's going to be much of an issue."
If for some reason Beckett can't pitch the series finale here, the Sox would move up Kyle Weiland. If Beckett starts as scheduled, Tim Wakefield would pitch Monday in Baltimore and Weiland Tuesday.