Josh Beckett is reportedly "fine." At least that's what Dr. James Andrews said after seeing him in Alabama. Beckett had to be scratched from the lineup for tonight's series opener against Chicago due to tingling and numbness in his arm. He hasn't pitched since August 17th, and has struggled at times this season.
JD Drew had an epidural and is feeling better, which is what an epidural is supposed to do. An epidural is an injection of drugs into the spinal area. This dulls or numbs some forms of back pain.
Sean Casey was placed on the 15 day DL due to a neck strain. It's been bugging him since the 21st. Apparently he can't even swing a bat without pain.
Mark Kotsay may be a possible backup first baseman.