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BOSTON — Josh Beckett left his start against Detroit during the third inning with a back spasm today. The Red Sox ended up winning 4-1 in a rain-shortened game here at Fenway Park. The team will take Beckett’s injury on a day-by-day basis as of right now. “We’ll just see how things are,” Beckett said. [...]

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Ryan Sweeney, the Red Sox’ top defensive outfielder and someone who was considered a trade chip, had surgery today to repair his left pinky finger knuckle, which he fractured while punching a door after grounding out late in Monday’s game. Sweeney likely will miss the rest of the regular season. Ryan Kalish has been recalled from [...]

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Red Sox right-handed reliever Scott Atchison’s right elbow has been examined and he is believed to have a torn his ulnar collateral ligament, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said today. Atchison will seek a second opinion. The 36-year-old has a 1.76 ERA in 46 innings out of the bullpen this season. History shows that when [...]

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Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander (11-6, 2.60) will take on Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett (5-9, 4.57) here at Fenway Park today at 7:10 p.m. Beckett, who the Red Sox obviously did not trade before today’s 4 p.m. trade deadline after reports this week that Boston was looking to move him, is 0-2 with a 8.49 [...]

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The Red Sox acquired right-handed pitcher Steven Wright from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for first baseman/outfielder Lars Anderson. Wright has been assigned to Double-A Portland. Wright, a 27-year-old knuckleballer, has spent the 2012 season with the Indians Double-A affiliate in Akron, going 9-6 with a 2.49 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 20 starts (115.2 [...]

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Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed reliever Craig Breslow is headed to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Scott Podsednik and right-handed reliever Matt Albers. The trade was first reported by The Boston Globe. This gives the Red Sox the ability to put left-hander Franklin Morales back in the rotation if they decided to do so. Boston [...]

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Ryan Sweeney has apologized via Twitter for  punching a door last night after grounding out. He injured his left hand and is expected to be placed on the disabled list. “I Just want to apologize to my teammates, #RedSox, and fans. I don’t normally loose (sic) my cool and this was not an intentional action,” [...]

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BOSTON — Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine doesn’t see any reason for GM Ben Cherington to add any players by today’s 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline. He likes his team the way it is. “I don’t see any gaping holes,” Valentine said. “I see more holes on the other teams than I see on ours.” [...]

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Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka (right upper trapezius strain) began his rehab stint with the Pawtucket Red Sox today, pitching 2.1 scoreless inning against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in Rochester. He allowed four hits and one walk while striking out three batters. He threw 47 pitches, 30 for strikes.

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