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Red Sox Injury Update: Josh Beckett In, Darnell McDonald Out

Josh Beckett will finally be back on the mound for the Boston Red Sox.

After a little more than two weeks off due to inflammation in his right shoulder, Beckett will make his return start on Saturday night against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Beckett hasn't exactly had a career year thus far, posting a 4-7 record with a 4.14 ERA.

To make room on the roster for Beckett, the Red Sox are going to make a transaction with outfielder Darnell McDonald, according to Nick Cafardo of Boston.com.

Per Cafardo, it's unclear to this point whether McDonald will be optioned down to Triple-A or simply designated for assignment. Of course the latter option would end his time with the Red Sox for all intents and purposes.

McDonald is in his third year with Boston, and is only hitting .209 with two home runs and nine RBI on the campaign.

UPDATE: McDonald has been designated for assignment, according to Red Sox beat writer Pete Abraham via twitter. Also, McDonald tweeted out this message as a thanks to the organization and fans.

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