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Josh Beckett got his thumb caught in a door

Mar 13, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

Josh Beckett AP

Josh Beckett is trying to make a comeback from thoracic outlet syndrome, the surgery for which ended his 2013 season in July, but now the Dodgers right-hander is dealing with a sprained thumb.

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times described Beckett as frustratedly shaking his head while saying “this is what I’m dealing with” in regard to the new setback, which could cause him to miss Friday’s scheduled start.

And here’s the kicker: According to Hernandez the sprain occurred when “his thumb was caught in a set of doors leading into the clubhouse about 10 days ago.”

As far as pitcher injuries go that’s not as bad as, say, punching a dugout wall, but still. Beckett is owed $15.75 million in the final season of his contract at age 34.

  1. halladaysbiceps - Mar 13, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Knock knock.
    Who’s there?
    Madam who?
    Madam thumb got caught in the door!

  2. ez4u2sa - Mar 13, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Beckett is a dope. The Dodgers really got taken for a ride by the Red Sox when they agreed to take him along with Gonzalez.

    • belichickrulz - Mar 14, 2014 at 9:21 AM

      I’m a Red Sox fan and I’ll never understand why the Dodgers went for that deal. I’m incredibly happy that they did, but I’ll never understand it. Most one-sided sports trade since Dallas traded Herschel Walker to Minnesota.

  3. jrbdmb - Mar 13, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Shame. If he had stayed in Boston all of that fried chicken grease would have allowed his thumb to slip out before any damage was done.

  4. karlkolchak - Mar 13, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    “this is what I’m dealing with”

    Josh, if you think that’s bad, wait ’till you see what the window has in store for you.

  5. chacochicken - Mar 13, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Did his dog slam the door?

  6. donmcg2012 - Mar 13, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Beer and chicken legs ought to cure it.

  7. zdravit - Mar 13, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    That would be a fatal injury for Greinke, but Beckett is a WARRIOR. He’ll be fine, just fine.

  8. sportsfan18 - Mar 13, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Season was getting close to starting and he knows he’s not ready, he’s afraid, so presto… and injury…

    The money this guy has made for a few good seasons…

    13 yrs in the bigs… 3 yrs he pitched 200 or more innings…

    A whole 11 complete games so far in his 13 yr career… can’t even average tossing 1 complete game per season…

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