FORT MYERS, FL - Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett was hit in the head by a batted ball during batting practice on Monday and has been diagnosed with mild concussion symptoms, according to a report on the team's website.
Beckett, per the report, went home after the incident to rest, and his status will be updated on Tuesday. He is scheduled to make his second start of spring training on Thursday.
The 30-year-old Beckett is looking to rebound from a 2010 campaign that saw him pitch to a career-worst 5.78 earned run average, nearly two runs higher than his 3.96 ERA over 249 games with the Sox and Marlins.
The right-hander has made at least 21 starts in each of the past nine seasons.