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June 2, 2015 06:12 AM
Josh Beckett announces plans to retire
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett announced his retirement after the Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs Tuesday night, MLB.com reports.

Beckett, who last pitched on Aug. 3, had his final season end prematurely due to a torn labrum in his hip. "I just don't see me going through that rehab and coming back to pitch at this point in my life," he said.

Beckett delivered a 2.88 ERA and 107:39 K:BB ratio in 115 2/3 innings during his final season. He ends his career with a 138-106 record, 3.88 ERA and 1,901 strikeouts in 2,051 innings. He was named the MVP of the 2003 World Series while pitching for the Marlins and was part of two World Series titles with the 2003 Marlins and 2007 Red Sox.

June 2, 2015 06:49 AM
Josh Beckett transferred to 60-day disabled list
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Dodgers cleared a 40-man roster spot Saturday by transferring pitcher Josh Beckett to the 60-day disabled list. Beckett has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season, so the move is strictly procedural.

June 2, 2015 06:50 AM
Josh Becket out for season, maybe beyond
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett confirmed that he is out for the season Friday due to a hip injury, and he told reporters this injury might just bring his career to an end.

Beckett will be 35 next May, and has required surgeries at the end of each of the last two seasons. He told reporters he is still contemplating his future, but will require hip surgery regardless of whether he plays next season or not.

 "I certainly have plans if I decide not to play next year," he said, via the Orange County Register. "I'll leave it at that."

Beckett is a free agent this offseason, after tossing 115 2/3 innings with a 2.88 ERA in 2014. 

June 2, 2015 06:52 AM
Manager: Josh Beckett probably done for the year
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Any optimism regarding Dodgers veteran starter Josh Beckett pitching again this season has vanished.

Don Mattingly told the Orange County Register that it's "probably not very possible" that Beckett will throw another pitch this season. He has been out for a month with a hip injury after compiling a 6-6 record and 2.88 ERA.

The 34-yeear-old Beckett could opt for surgery to repair the damaged hip.

June 2, 2015 07:03 AM
Josh Beckett able to play catch Saturday
by Chris Cwik |

Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett was able to play catch Saturday, according to MLB.com.

Beckett played catch while sitting. He's attempting to come back from a hip injury. There is still no timetable for his return despite making some progress. 

June 2, 2015 07:07 AM
Josh Beckett yet to resume throwing
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett has yet to resume throwing after going on the disabled list in early August with a hip impingement, MLB.com reports.

"At this point, he's been out a little bit," manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday. "It's going to take him awhile before he can start throwing. Once that happens, it's going to take him a little while to get built up. Is there going to be enough time? I'm not sure."

It's looking more and more likely that Beckett won't be able to return to the mound this season, though the team has yet to rule him out officially.

June 2, 2015 07:18 AM
Manager thinks Josh Beckett could pitch again this year
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that it's possible Josh Beckett pitches again this season, MLB.com reports.

Beckett was placed on the disabled list Friday with a hip impingement that teammates believe will sideline him for the remainder of the year. However, the manager isn't ruling out a return from Beckett just yet. The team also announced that he is dealing with a groin strain.

June 2, 2015 07:18 AM
Report: Hip issue may cause Josh Beckett to retire
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett has a torn labrum and cysts in his left hip, which won't heal without surgery, MLB.com reports.

Teammates have said that Beckett will miss the remainder of the season and believe the injury may cause the pitcher to retire, though the team has yet to make an official announcement on Beckett's timetable aside from placing him on the disabled list Friday.

June 2, 2015 07:18 AM
Josh Beckett placed on disabled list with hip impingement
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Dodgers placed pitcher Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a left hip impingement, the team announced.

Beckett may be sidelined for the remainder of the year with the hip injury. He owns a 2.88 ERA and 107:39 K:BB ratio in 115 2/3 innings over 20 starts.

June 2, 2015 07:19 AM
Report: Josh Beckett might be out for season with hip injury
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Dodgers struggling right-hander Josh Beckett will likely be placed on the disabled list with a hip injury and might even be out for the year, per the Los Angeles Times.

Beckett, who underwent an MRI, will have his rotation spot assumed by Roberto Hernandez. If Beckett has indeed thrown his last pitch for the Dodgers this season, it will end with a 6-6 record and 2.88 ERA.

June 2, 2015 07:19 AM
Hip problem could knock Josh Beckett out of Friday start
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The likely scratch of Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett from his Friday start is not due to a slump, but rather to a hip issue, per the Orange County Register. Roberto Hernandez is set to replace him if he can't pitch.

June 2, 2015 07:19 AM
Josh Beckett might be out of Dodgers rotation
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Struggling Dodgers veteran starter Josh Beckett might have been aced out of a rotation spot by just-acquired right-hander Roberto Hernandez, who has announced he's starting Friday in Milwaukee. Beckett had been scheduled to make that start.

The 34-year-old Beckett hasn't managed a quality start since June 26 and has yielded 16 runs on 30 hits in his last 22 innings pitched. His ERA has soared from 2.02 to 2.88 over his last five outings.

June 2, 2015 07:23 AM
Josh Beckett loses another short outing Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett took a loss Sunday, giving up three earned runs on six hits and three walks in four-plus innings while striking out six in his team's 7-3 defeat against the Cubs.

Beckett (6-6) hasn't finished the fifth inning in any of his last three starts, and he hasn't pitched more than five innings since the end of June. He gave up a single run in the first inning before serving up a two-run home run in the fifth and being removed after letting the next batter reach base as well. Beckett owns a 2.88 ERA and 107:39 K:BB ratio in 115 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers Friday.

June 2, 2015 07:27 AM
Josh Beckett pulled in fifth inning vs. Braves Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett couldn't make it out of the fifth inning in a no-decision Tuesday, giving up four earned runs on nine hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings and striking out two in his team's 8-4 win over the Braves.

Considering the number of baserunners the Braves had against Beckett, he's lucky the damage was limited to just four runs. He threw 105 pitches in the short outing before being removed. Beckett owns a 2.74 ERA and 101:36 K:BB ratio in 111 2/3 innings. He's set to take on the Cubs Sunday.

June 2, 2015 07:35 AM
Josh Beckett unable to go four innings Tuesday
by Chris Cwik |

Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett lasted just 3 2/3 innings Tuesday.

Beckett was limited in his first start off the disabled list. He allowed four runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings. Beckett threw 69 pitches before being removed from the game. He struck out four and did not issue any walks. 

Home runs wound up being a major issue for Beckett. He allowed three during the game. Neil Walker and Ike Davis went yard in the second inning, and Gregory Polanco struck in the third. Neil Walker added a run-scoring double, scoring the fourth run. 

The performance earned Beckett a no-decision. His next start is slated to come against the Braves.

June 2, 2015 07:35 AM
Josh Beckett activated for Tuesday start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

As expected, Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett was activated off the 15-day disabled list prior to his start Tuesday against the Pirates. Beckett has been sidelined since July 6 because of a torn labrum and two cysts in his hip.

June 2, 2015 07:36 AM
Josh Beckett named Tuesday starter
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Dodgers have confirmed that pitcher Josh Beckett will make his first start back from the disabled list on Tuesday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh, MLB.com reports. Beckett has been sidelined since July 6 because of a torn labrum and two cysts in his hip. He's expected to play through the pain for the remainder of the season.

June 2, 2015 07:38 AM
Josh Beckett tosses 35-pitch bullpen session
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett took the mound for a 35-pitch bullpen session on Friday, his first session since recently undergoing an MRI on his injured hip, which revealed a labrum tear and two cysts. At the time, he was officially diagnosed with an "impingement syndrome," according to the Orange County Register.

Still, Beckett said he "felt better than I expected" after his first bullpen session. He is targeting a return from the disabled list Tuesday against the Pirates.

June 2, 2015 07:38 AM
Dodgers optimistic Josh Beckett will start Tuesday
by Chris Cwik |

The Dodgers are optimistic Josh Beckett will start Tuesday against the Pirates, according to the Orange County Register

Beckett has been dealing with a hip injury, but has been able to rest over the All-Star break. Over 103 2/3 innings, he's posted a 2.26 ERA. 

June 2, 2015 07:44 AM
Josh Beckett plays catch three days after cortisone shot
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Just three days after having a cortisone injection in his left hip, Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett played catch prior to Thursday's game against the Padres.

"Josh feels pretty good," manager Don Mattingly said. "Played catch up to 90 feet, felt good. We're hopeful that this time will allow the injections and all of that to take hold, and we'll be able to strengthen areas that he needs to and just kind of feel better in general."