Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/16/12
With Josh Beckett headed to the disabled list, there is, of course, a trickle down effect for the Red Sox pitching staff. The man on the spot in the shuffle will be long reliever Franklin Morales, who has looked pretty spectacular coming out of the bullpen in the multi-inning role of late. In his two June outings -- in which he pitched three innings and 4 1/3 innings, respectively -- Morales was downright dominant, allowing only two hits and no walks while striking out seven in those 7 1/3 innings. Now, Morales will be tabbed as the Red Sox starter...
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