Josh Beckett “is really sick” and unlikely to pitch Saturday

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Josh Beckett was scratched from last night’s scheduled start because of the flu–or as manager Terry Francona put it, “intestinal turmoil”–and Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston reports that he’s now unlikely to make his pushed-back start Saturday.

Francona told McDonald that Beckett “is really sick” and “doctors are trying to figure it out.”

Andrew Miller has altered his usual routine in order to be available if needed in Beckett’s place Saturday against the Pirates.