Beckett feeling better, expects to make next start

Beckett feeling better, expects to make next start
May 20, 2011, 11:54 pm
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By Maureen Mullen

BOSTON -- Right-hander Josh Beckett, who left Thursdays game after the sixth inning because of stiffness in his neck, said Friday he's feeling better.

Its feeling better, he said. It was spasmed up. Its sore. Thats about it.

Beckett, who said he expects to make his next start, Tuesday in Cleveland, had a normal day-after a start Friday.

Theres not a whole lot of upper body stuff I do on day one anyway, he said. But yeah, I actually felt better whenever I threw it harder than when I was just lobbing it a little bit.

We did some ultrasound stuff today but thats about it. Just trying to get it to calm down like I said. When a muscle goes into spasm like that its usually pretty sore for about 24 hours or so. Im all right, I'll be all right.