Yankees File Official Protest Over Beckett Injury

NEW YORK (AP) – The Yankees have filed their protest of Tuesday

night's loss to Boston.

A spokesman for Major League Baseball confirmed Wednesday that

the commissioner's office received the official paperwork before

the early Thursday deadline.

New York claimed there was no indication of an injury to Red Sox

starter Josh Beckett before he came out in the fifth inning. Still,

reliever Manny Delcarmen was given all the time he needed to warm

up on a damp and chilly night.

MLB is expected to respond within five business days. Bob DuPuy,

baseball's chief operating officer, normally rules on protests.

The Yankees had 24 hours from the final out of Tuesday night's

7-6 loss to file the protest. The game ended early Wednesday, about

13 minutes after midnight.