Beckett Hit In Head During Batting Practice

Beckett hit in back of head

      FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett was
hit in the back of the head on Monday during batting practice
before Boston's exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins at City
of Palms Park.
      Beckett walked from the field on his own, with trainers at his
      It is believed that he was hit by a ball batted by coaching
staff assistant Ino Guerrero, who was hitting balls from the
outfield back to a bucket near second base.
      Beckett is coming off a disappointing, injury-riddled 6-6
season, in which he had a 5.78 ERA.
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