UPDATE: If you believe Bobby Valentine, it seems that maybe it’s not too bad:
Valentine said he “totally” expects Beckett to start Game 2. #RedSox
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) April 2, 2012
10:29 AM: Josh Beckett has an issue with his thumb and that may cause Alfredo Aceves to take his Game 2 start. We know this because Aceves said so:
Aceves just told us he was told by Valentine that Beckett has a thumb issue that might require Aceves to start for Beckett in Game 2 #RedSox
— Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) April 2, 2012
No word yet on what the thumb issue is or how long it could keep Beckett out, but he is leaving Florida for San Antonio to get it checked out.