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Josh Beckett expected to return to disabled list with hip injury

Aug 7, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

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The Dodgers acquired veteran right-hander Roberto Hernandez from the Phillies earlier today and it turns out that he’ll slide right into the starting rotation tomorrow night against the Brewers.

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Josh Beckett had an MRI on his hip and is expected to be placed on the disabled list. It’s possible that he could miss the rest of the season.

Beckett, who is dealing with a labrum tear and two cysts in his hip, already had one stint on the disabled list prior to the All-Star break. He has tried to pitch through the condition with the help of cortisone injections, but it hasn’t worked out so well, as he owns an 8.25 ERA over three starts since his return and hasn’t completed five innings in any of them.

The Dodgers have yet to make an official announcement on Beckett’s status for the rest of the season, but it’s clear that they aren’t counting on him. Dodgers general Ned Colletti told Shaikin that “there’s another pitcher out there” they are trying to get even after today’s acquisition of Hernandez.

  1. pisano - Aug 8, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Like someone cares.

  2. joestemme - Aug 8, 2014 at 1:58 AM

    Has there been a larger fluke this season than Josh Beckett’s No-Hitter?

    And, to think of those two superb post-season runs that helped with World Series. THIS is the year he posts a No-Hitter? Mind-boggling………..

    • yahmule - Aug 8, 2014 at 2:10 AM

      He was absolutely stellar prior to the injury.

      • jwbiii - Aug 8, 2014 at 5:22 AM

        Right. He went on the DL just before the All Star break, so the 1st/2nd half splits tell the story. First: 103.2 IP, 2.26 ERA, 8.2 K rate, 2.97 K/W, 1.0 HR rate.
        Second: 12 IP, 8.25 ERA, 9.0 K rate, 1.71 K/W, 3.8 HR rate.
        The first half guy is a Cy Young Award candidate; the second is waiver bait.

        http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=beckejo02&year=2014&t=p

  3. irishlad19 - Aug 8, 2014 at 6:18 AM

    This is the Beckett that Red Sox fans know well in recent seasons–repeated injuries.

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