Yankees Protest Denied After Loss to Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball has denied the protest the

New York Yankees filed this week after a loss to the Boston Red


The Yankees claimed there was no evidence of an injury when

Boston starter Josh Beckett was pulled in the fifth inning Tuesday

night. Reliever Manny Delcarmen was given all the time he needed to

get ready, rather than the standard eight warmup pitches.

New York wound up losing, and Boston put Beckett on the disabled

list the next day.

The protest was turned down Thursday by MLB president Bob DuPuy.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says he didn't expect the

team to win its argument. He says the protest centered on the way

Beckett was removed and Delcarmen came in.