Beckett's an ornery sort

So the questions are starting to mount for the Sox vaunted rotation:
  1. Will Schilling pitch at all and if he does, will he be any good?
  2. Will Beckett’s back be an issue all year?
  3. Will Dice-K be any better than he was last year?
  4. Can Wakefield’s balky back hold up to added work?
  5. Will Colon be able to duct-tape his shoulder together to get anything out of it?
  6. Will Lester be anything more than a #3?
  7. Will Buchholz be expected to pitch 200 IP? Can he handle that, if required? He’s gotten shelled during Spring Training, FWIW.

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Some of Beckett’s injury history:
  • May 17, 2007: Finger injury, 15-day DL.
  • May 14, 2007: Finger injury, day-to-day.
  • Oct 4, 2005: Missed the last 17 games of the regular season.
  • Oct 2, 2005: Missed 8 games to the end of the regular season (shoulder injury).
  • Sep 28, 2005: Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
  • Sep 15, 2005: Achilles tendon, day-to-day.
  • Jul 30, 2005: Missed 14 games (lower back strain).
  • Jul 23, 2005: Missed 13 games (oblique injury).
  • Jul 15, 2005: Lower back strain, 15-day DL.
  • Jul 8, 2005: Oblique injury, 15-day DL.
  • Jul 5, 2005: Oblique injury, day-to-day.
  • Jun 30, 2005: Missed 13 games (blister).
  • Jun 17, 2005: Blister, 15-day DL (retroactive to Jun 15).
  • Jun 15, 2005: Blister, day-to-day.

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