July 31, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett (19) pitches during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

Josh Beckett Injury: Red Sox Pitcher Suffers Back Spasm, Will Miss Next Start

Josh Beckett left Tuesday night's game against the Detroit Tigers in the third inning with back spams after walking in a run. Franklin Morales will start in Beckett's place against the Twins on Sunday.

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Josh Beckett Injury Update: Franklin Morales To Start Vs. Twins On Sunday In Place of Beckett

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett will not start on Sunday, according to a report. Franklin Morales will start in Beckett's place against the Minnesota Twins. Whether or not Beckett will need a disabled list stint has not been determined.

Beckett missed a bullpen session on Thursday due to back spasms. He left his last start in the third inning against the Tigers on July 31 with the back issue. On the 2012 season, Beckett is 5-9 with a 4.54 ERA. Morales is 2-2 with a 3.32 ERA in 33 appearances on the year. Morales also has a save in one opportunity this season and eight holds. Morales has been in the bullpen since having a brief place in the starting rotation before the MLB All-Star break. In his five starts, Morales was 2-1.

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Josh Beckett Injury: Red Sox Star To Miss Bullpen Session

On Thursday, Boston Red Sox starter Josh Beckett was supposed to throw a bullpen session to start his road back to the mound.

That unfortunately didn't happen.

Beckett skipped the session and is in serious jeopardy of not making his next start. The right-hander might be able to throw a bullpen session on Friday, but if he can't it's possible he'll be seeing some time on the disabled list, according to ESPN.com.

"He's not throwing today and I'd say it's questionable for him to throw tomorrow, which would then make it questionable that he would make his next start, which means he won't make it, more than likely," Valentine said Thursday.

The Red Sox obviously need all hands on deck, as they chase the New York Yankees in the AL East and a host of teams in the wild card race.

Currently, Beckett is still slated to start on Sunday against the Minnesota Twins in the series finale.

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Josh Beckett Injury: Red Sox Starter Leaves Game With Apparent Back Injury

Josh Beckett left Tuesday's game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers in the third inning with a back spasm. Beckett had just walked Miguel Cabrera with the bases load to force a run giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead when he signaled to training staff to come to the mound. He shook his head as staff approached.

Beckett pitched just 2 2/3 innings. The shortened stint included one hit given up and two walks for one earned run against. In the third, Omar Infante got on base with an infield single, then Beckett loaded the bases by hitting Austin Jackson with a pitch and walking Quintin Berry.

Clayton Mortensen relieved Beckett. He has held the Tigers without a run since taking the mound, walking two with a strikeout. The Red Sox currently lead 4-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning.

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