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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dodgers Injury Update: Josh Beckett retiring

By on 10/08/2014 11:30:00 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers season ended following a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday in Game 4 of the NLDS. Although finishing the regular season with 94 wins and ranked sixth in both runs scored and ERA, they came up short of advancing to the NLCS. Not only did the season end for the Dodgers, but it marked the end of the career for pitcher Josh Beckett, who announced his retirement.

As reported by Ken Gurnick of, Beckett was on the disabled list for much of the last few months of the season. His season ended with a torn labrum of his left hip, which will require surgery. Beckett doesn't feel at this point in his career that he wanted to go through the rehab process to try and come back to pitch.

Beckett also missed most of the 2013 season following surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome by removing a rib near his neck.

Beckett threw a no-hitter on May 25 against the Phillies to become the ninth pitcher to be World Series MVP and throw a no-hitter.

Becket, 34 years old, was 6-6 with a 2.88 ERA in 20 starts this season. He allowed only 96 hits and walked 39 in 115 2/3 innings, while striking out 107.  The 14-year Major League veteran has pitched for the Marlins, Red Sox and Dodgers and has a career record of 138-106 with an ERA of 3.88.

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