The Dodgers have placed right-hander Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list with both a hip impingement and a groin strain, the team announced. The move cleared a roster spot for the recently acquired Roberto Hernandez.
Beckett, 34, has been dealing with the hip problem for a while and has been trying to pitch through it. The groin strain could be related. Beckett will be shut down completely for two weeks before resuming baseball activites. Manager Don Mattingly said he expects Becket to pitch again this year.
In 20 starts and 115 2/3 innings this year, Beckett is 6-6 with a 2.88 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. He no-hit the Phillies back in May. Beckett is due to become a free agent for the first time in his career after the season.
The Dodgers continue to look for pitching depth even after acquiring Hernandez. Paul Maholm just tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the year and Dan Haren has struggled for weeks.