Josh Beckett has been diagnosed with a mild concussion and has been sent home by the Red Sox, with another examination to come on Tuesday. Beckett, who was in the outfield shagging fly balls, was hit in the side of the head by a ball that deflected off Ino Guerrero's fungo bat during batting practice before Monday's game against the Twins.
He walked off the field holding and rubbing the side of the head, but was apparently "OK" at the time.
Beckett was examined by a doctor who determined the pitcher was experiencing mild concussion symptoms. He is still expected to to make his scheduled start Thursday against the Phillies.
The Red Sox are hosting the Twins Monday in the second game of the three-game Mayor's Cup. The two teams meet again Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. EST.