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Sore knee gets Josh Beckett scratched from All-Star Game

American League All-Star Beckett of Boston Red Sox gestures during practice for MLB's All-Star Game in Phoenix

American League All-Star Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox gestures during practice for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in Phoenix, Arizona July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)


Josh Beckett was scheduled to be the second pitcher in for the AL squad in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, but he was scratched and replaced by David Robertson after feeling soreness in his left knee while warming up.

Beckett, who left his start for the Red Sox on Friday due to a hyperextended left knee, was cleared to pitch tonight after a successful bullpen session Sunday.

Boston’s plan was for Beckett to make his return to the rotation on Sunday, but time will tell whether that will happen. If he lands on the disabled list, the Red Sox might call up Kevin Millwood to take his spot.