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Boston SP Beckett throws simulated game

Boston Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett threw 40 pitches in a three-inning, simulated game on the back field at City of Palms Park on Friday.Beckett missed his scheduled start on Thursday. He experienced mild concussion symptoms after being hit in the left temple on Monday by an errant ball while shagging flies in the outfield during batting practice.Beckett is expected to make his next start on Tuesday. The Red Sox have split-squad games that day against the Astros at home and in Jupiter, Fla., against the Cardinals.Beckett faced six Red Sox minor leaguers, throwing a mix of all his pitches."I felt good," he said. "It's a (simulated) game. There's just not a lot of adrenaline and stuff that goes into that. But I like it when the guys go up there and swing. (It) gives you a little bit of feedback one way or the other. It's hard to get a lot of feedback if the guys don't swing, just not a lot of things that correlate to a game unless you have a little bit of something going on."Beckett...

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