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Josh Beckett To Throw Simulated Game Friday, May Not Know How To Read

Josh Beckett, who missed his scheduled start against the Phillies while he recovered from mild concussion symptoms after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday, had what Terry Francona called a "normal day" on Thursday and even joke around with Ino Guerrero, the BP coach man who hit the ball that struck Beckett.

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Beckett came out wearing a white shirt over his uniform that said, "Don't hit me." ... Guerrero ... wore a reflective orange and yellow construction vest.

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Good Spring Training style jokes, guys. But the zings weren't done flying in the direction of Beckett, who is now scheduled to throw three simulated innings on Friday. 

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Beckett was doing well enough, his manager took a stab at his former 20-game winner.

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"It's hard for him because he's illiterate," Tito said about Beckett taking the concussion test.

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