Dodgers place Josh Beckett on DL with hip injury
Josh Beckett's nifty bounce-back season has been put on hold for the time being.
The Dodgers on Tuesday placed right-hander Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip impingement. As MLB.com's Ken Gurnick writes, Beckett was forced to leave his most recent start because of hip discomfort, and he's indicated that the hip has become more bothersome as the season has progressed. To replace Beckett on the active roster, the Dodgers have recalled right-hander Pedro Baez.
This season, the 34-year-old Beckett has been impressive: in addition to throwing a no-hitter, he's put up an ERA of 2.26 after 17 starts and 103 2/3 innings. The good news for the Dodgers is that, given the timing of Beckett's injury, his absence shouldn't be a significant one provided he's ready to be activated when first eligible:
All-Star break mitigates loss of Beckett. #Dodgers were moving him to back of rotation post-break anyway. Could miss just one start.— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 8, 2014