Waiting game over for Beckett and Sox

Ace eager to get back to where he left off in May

Updated: July 23, 2010, 9:24 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

SEATTLE -- Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett sat on a leather couch in the visitors clubhouse Thursday afternoon at Safeco Field comfortable as could be. He was reading a real estate magazine and chatting with teammate Dustin Pedroia.

The only real piece of property Beckett is concerned with these days is the circular mound of clay in the middle of a baseball diamond.

The right-hander returns to his one-man island on Friday when he makes his first start since injuring his lower back while ...

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