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Josh Beckett leaves rehab start with injury

Apr 4, 2014, 11:47 PM EDT

Josh Beckett AP

Dodgers starter Josh Beckett made his scheduled rehab start with Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, but walked off with a trainer after a failed attempt to field a bunt, Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports. Jesus Galindo laid down a bunt leading off the fifth inning and reached safely as Beckett injured himself.

Overall, Beckett allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five in four innings. Beckett was working his way back from a thumb injury and hoping to make his 2014 debut some time towards the end of April, but that may have to be pushed back.

  1. President Charles Logan - Apr 4, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    left boston and has never been truly healthy since!

    • mmeyer3387 - Apr 5, 2014 at 4:35 PM

      It’s very easy to see that Beckett was a little banged up, but more importantly, he was already pitching bad before he ever traded to the Dodgers. I’m still in disbelief that the Dodgers rescued the Sox from a dysfunctional, over rated group of players that were enormously over priced. Clearly, Bedckett was by and far the worst of the group. The Dodgers did Boston a great favor to where I don’t think that Boston would have been able to recover from their bad season and come back the next year and win the world series. The trade was a great gift, which gave the Boston Red Sox a chance to rid their pay role of several bad personal decisions.

  2. slaugin - Apr 4, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    He is just not living up to his Texas Tough Guy status

    • yahmule - Apr 5, 2014 at 10:51 AM

      Sure he is.

  3. joestemme - Apr 5, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    You can’t take those two World Series away from him, but, has anybody’s reputation ever hung so mightily on just two playoff runs?

    • skerney - Apr 5, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      Kirk Gibson.

      • sportsfan18 - Apr 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM

        Gibson’s career OPS+ is 123

        Derek Jeter’s career OPS+ is 117 right now and may drop after this season.

        Cal Ripken’s career OPS+ is 112

        Ryne Sandberg’s career OPS+ is 114

        Dustin Pedroia’s career OPS+ is 114

        Steve Garvey’s career OPS+ is 117

        Dave Parker’s career OPS+ is 121

        Andre Dawson’s career OPS+ is 119

        Kirk Gibson was MUCH more than his World Series HR against Dennis Eckersley in 1988.

      • skerney - Apr 5, 2014 at 2:06 PM

        I wasn’t minimizing Gibson’s career but most people will forever associate him with two post-season moments, the HR off Eckersley in ’88 and his HR off Randy Jones in ’84.

      • koufaxmitzvah - Apr 5, 2014 at 3:29 PM

        Randy Jones? Is that Goose Gossage’s real name?

        Those home runs are still talked about because those home runs were amazing.

      • skerney - Apr 5, 2014 at 4:20 PM

        How’d that home opener go?

    • dillongeeescapeplan - Apr 5, 2014 at 9:35 AM

      Jack Morris?

      • sportsfan18 - Apr 5, 2014 at 12:49 PM

        Agreed.

        Jack Morris career ERA+ is 105

        A.J. Burnett’s career ERA+ right now is 105

    • mmeyer3387 - Apr 5, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      I’m not sure, but it allowed Beckett to receive a very generous contract, to where he did little to earn it with his future performances.

  4. tfbuckfutter - Apr 5, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    He looks like a turtle in that picture.

    I have nothing further to add other than that observation.

    • sportsfan18 - Apr 5, 2014 at 12:50 PM

      That’s what beer and fried chicken will do to a pitcher, besides making him injury prone…

  5. sixchr - Apr 5, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Must have pulled his back fat when he tried to field the bunt. I expect to see him on the golf course in a few days.

  6. 1998yanks - Apr 5, 2014 at 2:37 AM

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

  7. tragicallyripped - Apr 5, 2014 at 2:46 AM

    What a GD p#%%€
    Does he realize real men work for a living?

  8. aresachaela - Apr 5, 2014 at 5:11 AM

    “Grasses are green, both sky and the sea are blue, I see no point, that this is something new.”

  9. tccoats - Apr 5, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    dude has been stealing money for years now….

    • Old Gator - Apr 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

      No one put a gun to his employers’ heads that I’m aware of.

      • koufaxmitzvah - Apr 5, 2014 at 11:21 AM

        Now, now, Gator. The Red Sox front office are victims here. We all know that.

      • jimeejohnson - Apr 5, 2014 at 12:04 PM

        Beckett’s a loser.

  10. nsstlfan - Apr 5, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    I believe this mans career is almost over. Look what the same surgery did to Chris Carpenter. I know two different circumstances and every body heals differently, but this guy wasn’t even healthy last year.

  11. westcoastredbird - Apr 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Dude hasn’t been the same pitcher since the Dodgers took him off the chicken wing and beer diet during games he’s not pitching.

  12. ermur221 - Apr 5, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Dude needs to retire already

  13. kacapaco - Apr 5, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    dude might get injured while using the fork to feed spaghetti too. Too fragile to be relied up on.

  14. rrsm53 - Apr 8, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    what a waste of space this guy has turned out to be he lost it the last 2 years in boston and then sent to LA which was great for us now he is not even worth 1/10 the money he is getting paid. WOW.

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