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Josh Beckett cleared to begin throwing program

Aug 26, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Two months ago Josh Beckett underwent season-ending surgery to remove a rib that was putting pressure on a nerve and causing numbness in his hand. And now he’s ready to start throwing again.

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Beckett is scheduled to begin a throwing program Wednesday and Beckett is very pleased with how his recovery has gone so far, saying: “I don’t think anyone was expecting for me to be where I’m at right now.”

Beckett told Hernandez that he’s hoping to do enough throwing to head into the offseason without any limitations, potentially setting him up to be ready for a full spring training. He’s under contract for $15.75 million next season in the final year of a four-year, $68 million contract, but at this point the Dodgers would probably view any contribution they get from Beckett as a bonus.

  1. rickdobrydney - Aug 26, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Bum ………………

    • titknocker - Aug 26, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      And what fortune 500 company are you the CEO of???? I bet you ask everyone that comes to your job “Would you like fries w/ that?”


      • mornelithe - Aug 27, 2013 at 3:01 PM

        Josh Beckett is the CEO of a Fortune 500 company? Since when?

  2. tfbuckfutter - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    This could actually take a lot of adjustment.

    With fewer ribs that means his fat gut will start higher.

  3. earpaniac - Aug 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    I bet Carl Crawford thinks this is somehow Boston’s fault.

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