Pitcher Josh Beckett had a few words in response to reports calling the Red Sox clubhouse "toxic." Two words, to be precise.

"Completely fabricated," he said.

ESPN's Buster Olney created a stir Monday when he wrote that dissension and unrest persisted within the Boston clubhouse, a notion the Sox vehemently denied before Tuesday's series opener against Miami at Fenway Park.

"I don't know where people get that from," said Beckett, who had declined to speak to the media after each of his past two starts. "I think people want that to be the case, and I just don't think it is.

"I think there are certain people, they want it to be that way, so they report it that way."