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Josh Beckett to Make Rehab Start Sunday For Pawtucket

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NEW YORK - MAY 18:  Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the New York Yankees on May 18, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 18: Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the New York Yankees on May 18, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Josh Beckett is on the road to recovery and his first true test will come Sunday when he starts for Pawtucket (AAA):

Boston Red Sox RHP Josh Beckett will make a rehab start for the PawSox this Sunday (July 11) when the PawSox host the Syracuse Chiefs (AAA-Washington) at 1:05 pm at McCoy Stadium. Beckett has been on Boston's disabled list since May 19 with a lower back strain. He is 1-1 with a 7.29 ERA in 8 GS for the Red Sox this season.

Josh threw a 55-pitch simulated game in Tampa Bay today vs. batters from the Gulf Coast Red Sox as the Gulf Coast game this afternoon between the Orioles and the Red Sox was postponed due to rain.

Beckett will likely make a couple more starts afterward before being called back up to the Red Sox -- if he is healthy. Late July seems like the appropriate time to see Beckett back in Boston.