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Beckett: ‘I Could Have Pitched’ After Being Scratched From ASG

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PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 11: American League All-Star Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox looks on during the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby at Chase Field on July 11, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

PHOENIX, AZ – JULY 11: American League All-Star Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox looks on during the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby at Chase Field on July 11, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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PHOENIX (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett was scratched from the All-Star game Tuesday night after feeling soreness in his left knee while warming up in the bullpen.

“I could have pitched. I’m just not comfortable going out there and getting hurt in an All-Star game and costing myself starts in the second half,” Beckett said. “I think that’s how everybody should be. This game does mean a lot with home-field advantage and everything but at the same time there are some things that are ahead that are a little more important.”

The right-hander was scheduled to follow starter Jered Weaver in the second inning, but was pulled before going in to pitch. He was replaced by Yankees right-hander David Robertson.

Beckett pitched just five innings in his last start against Baltimore on Friday after he slightly hyperextended his knee on the wet mound at Fenway Park.

“It’s kind of weird. I was warming up and didn’t feel 100 percent,” Beckett said. “It’s not something I was comfortable with. I don’t think I re-injured it but it still definitely has inflammation.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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