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Red Sox push back Beckett's start to deal with hand numbness

Updated: August 19, 2008, 10:47 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Josh Beckett's next start has been pushed back a few days while the Boston Red Sox try to determine the cause of lingering numbness in the his right hand.

"We've got to figure out what ... it is," Beckett said Tuesday. "Obviously, [being pushed back] is not what I want, but at this juncture it needs to happen."

Beckett was scheduled to pitch Saturday against Toronto. Instead, he's tentatively set to start Tuesday night when the Red Sox play New York at Yankee Stadium.

"I ...

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