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Beckett scratched, plans visit to see Andrews in Alabama

Updated: August 28, 2008, 9:10 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- Josh Beckett was scratched again from a scheduled start, and the Boston Red Sox ace plans to have his ailing right elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews.

Beckett is to see Andrews in Alabama on Friday, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said after Thursday's 3-2 loss to the New York Yankees.

Francona characterized the visit as a precaution, and said there was no indication the tingling sensation Beckett had previously felt in his pitching hand had returned.

However, ...

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