Prior to tonight’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed pitcher Josh Beckett confirmed he’s done pitching this season due to a torn labrum in his left hip that’s kept him sidelined since August 4th and is considering retirement.
A free agent at season’s end, Beckett had been working his best year since 2011 with the Boston Red Sox. The 34 year-old, who won World Series Championships with the BoSox and Florida Marlins, has started 20 games this season going 6-6 with a 2.88 ERA. He’s pitched 115 and two-thirds innings striking out 107.
Beckett recorded his first career no-hitter blanking thePhillies in Philadelphia back on May 25th which hi-lighted a solid first half of the season after missing most of last year with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly spoke with the media prior to Friday night’s game at Chavez Ravine against Arizona and addressed the situation with Beckett. Click on the video with this article to hear what Mattingly had to say.