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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Dodgers Injury Update: Josh Beckett likely done for season


By on 9/06/2014 07:00:00 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers entered a weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 78-62 record, first in the National League West. They are lead by a pitching staff that is sixth in the league in ERA at 3.30. The Dodgers  will have to make the stretch run without Josh Beckett, who is likely done for the season.


Our own Chris Arndt reported on August 23 that Beckett threw from a seated position but it did not appear there would be enough time for a full rehab in time for this season.

An update on Beckett, as reported by Michael Lananna of MLB.com, is that he played catch on Monday, standing instead of seated in a chair or on his knees. There were no issues coming out of the session, but manager Don Mattingly doubts that Beckett will pitch again this season.
"He threw the other day, and it went OK. Still, I don't think that leaves us enough time to get him ready to pitch."
Mattingly said that surgery is an option for Beckett in the off season, but it's a choice that's entirely up to him.

Beckett, in his 14th Major League season, is 6.6 with a 2.88 ERA this season. Injuries limited Beckett to an 0-5 record, with a 5.19 ERA in eight starts last season. The veteran has pitched for the Marlins, Red Sox and Dodgers and has a career record of 138-106 with a 3.88 ERA.


 
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