Up and Down

News abounds for the Red Sox.  First off and most importantly, Josh Beckett’s visit with Dr. James Andrews resulted in the righty being diagnosed with a strained right elbow.  No damage, just a strain.  The Red Sox were so pleased with the results that they have him scheduled to start this Tuesday but not before placing him on the DL retroactive to August 18th.

Also, Sean Casey was put on the DL retroactive to August 20th, Michael Bowden was called up from Pawtucket to make his major league debut today, Julio Lugo was transferred from the 15 day DL to the 60 day DL which usually means a player is done for the year and catcher  David Ross was brought up to Boston as well.

The Ross transaction is puzzling as he could have been brought up when roster expanded, but I guess they wanted him eligible for post-season play.  Kevin Cash, watch out.

So keeping tabs on the 25-man roster was a challenge on Friday.

Back to Beckett, obviously the news is great, but there must still be some doubt in his mind if the elbow doesn’t feel right.  Hopefully he is a go for Tuesday.