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Red Sox target Wednesday for Josh Beckett's return

Boston Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett is expected to return to the rotation on Wednesday against Texas. He left his previous start because of a back spasm.

Right-hander 'felt great' during side session Saturday after dealing with back spasm

Red Sox righty Josh Beckett has had a subpar season, going 5-9 with a 4.54 earned-run average in 18 starts. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett is expected to return to the rotation on Wednesday against Texas.

Beckett was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against Minnesota. He had left his previous outing after 2 2/3 innings because of a back spasm.

Boston manager Bobby Valentine said Beckett threw on the side Saturday afternoon and "felt great."

Beckett has had a subpar season, going 5-9 with a 4.54 earned-run average in 18 starts.