Josh Beckett RUMORS & NEWS

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    Josh Beckett announces retirement. Beckett made 3 All-Star teams, won 2 World Series (2003, 2007) in 14-year career.

  • Dodgers' Josh Beckett likely out for season with hip injury

    CBS Sports "By the sounds of things, the Dodgers' rotation depth will continue being tested for the rest of the 2014 season. That's because right-hander Josh Beckett, who's been sidelined since Aug. 3 with a torn labrum in his left hip, isn't likely to pitch again this year. " September 03

  • Dodgers, Beckett won't rule out return to mound

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers aren’t the healthiest group at the moment with key contributors Juan Uribe, Hanley Ramirez and Hyun-Jin Ryu all landing on the disabled list over the last ten days. No one in that trio, though, is expected to miss significant time. Good depth on the roster and a 4.5 game..." August 19

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Josh Beckett had an MRI on hip, likely to go on DL, possible he's out for season. Roberto Hernandez takes his spot tomorrow. #Dodgers

  • Josh Beckett placed on the 15-day disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Dodgers placed Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list today with a left hip impingement. He pitched on July 6, and the All-Star break is coming up, so he’ll be eligible to come off not too terribly long after the All-Star break is over, meaning that he may only miss one or two starts, tops." July 09

  • Josh Beckett pitches no-hitter for Dodgers against the Phillies

    L.A. Daily News "Josh Beckett started talking about throwing a no-hitter in the fourth inning, ignoring traditional superstitions and making his catcher nervous in the process. The big, folksy Texan had stuff that was too dominant to worry about a jinx. Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar..." May 26

  • Josh Beckett notches his first victory since 2012

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett tossed 6.1 innings of one-run ball against the Marlins last night for his first win since September 30, 2012. Beckett missed most of last season following surgery to remove a rib stemming from a nerve condition and made a total of 14 starts between victories,..." May 14

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    Josh Beckett will start tonight’s game vs. Detroit. #Dodgers

  • Josh Beckett leaves rehab start with injury

    Hardball Talk "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..." April 05

  • Turns out there is winner for rotation's fifth spot — Josh Beckett

    Los Angeles Times "There was a competition, sort of. And there is a winner, apparently. With Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley trying to come back from surgery, in the off-season the Dodgers signed veteran left-hander Paul Maholm to add rotation depth. The Dodgers knew Billingsley (Tommy John surgery) would not..." March 31

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Josh Beckett left the game after three innings because of soreness in his right thumb. He was scheduled to pitch four.

  • Josh Beckett got his thumb caught in a door

    Hardball Talk "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..." March 13

  • Josh Beckett feels “great” after thoracic outlet surgery

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett had his season cut short last July due to thoracic outlet surgery, but he’s ready to reclaim his spot in the starting rotation this spring. According to Ken Gurnick of, Beckett threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session today without any visible discomfort...." February 11

  • Josh Beckett will have season-ending thoracic surgery

    CBS Sports "Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett will have surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome on July 8. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Greg Pearl in Dallas and will sideline him for three to five months, effectively ending his season. He is expected to be ready in time for spring..." June 30

  • Josh Beckett to be shut down for four weeks

    L.A. Daily News "Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett has been diagnosed with nerve irritation and will not throw for four weeks. Beckett was placed on the disabled list May 14 in part because of a sore groin, in part because of tingling and numbness in his right (pitching) hand. He met with Dr. Greg Pearl, a..." June 05

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Don Mattingly: Josh Beckett doesn't need surgery.

  • Dodgers' Josh Beckett to visit nerve specialist Monday

    Los Angeles Times "Still uncertain of why he’s lost feeling in his pitching hand, Josh Beckett has booked a Monday appointment with a nerve specialist in Dallas. Beckett, who is 0-5 with a 5.91 earned-run average, has been on the disabled list since May 15 with a strained groin. While his groin has recovered,..." May 31

  • Josh Beckett to get MRI for numbness in right fingers

    Los Angeles Times "Josh Beckett will undergo an MRI exam Tuesday in an attempt to find the source of numbness in his fingers. Beckett has been sidelined since May 13 with a strained groin. He is believed to have been experiencing the numbness before then. Beckett was 0-5 with a 5.19 earned-run average when he..." May 28

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Josh Beckett feels tingling in his fingers. Throwing program shut down.

  • Josh Beckett lands on 15-day DL

    L.A. Daily News "With Zack Greinke back in the fold for the Dodgers, his stint on the disabled list ending a month sooner than expected, someone had to come off the 25-man roster to make room for him. That someone turned out to be starter Josh Beckett, whose nagging left groin landed him on the disabled list..." May 16

  • Dodgers adds to loss column, injury list in Josh Beckett

    L.A. Daily News "Josh Beckett not only was ineffective Monday, he was unhealthy. The Dodgers could add one more injury to their already long list after a 6-2 loss to the Washington Nationals in front of an announced crowd of 32,337 at Dodger Stadium. The problem with Beckett, who tweaked his groin making a..." May 14

  • Josh Beckett could be headed to DL

    ESPN "He's been ineffective, but is he hurt? The Los Angeles Dodgers seemed to have a hard time getting the story straight after Monday's 6-2 loss to the Washington Nationals. Josh Beckett, who is 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA, left the game after just three innings in part, manager Don Mattingly said,..." May 14

  • Dodgers spring training 2013: Adjustments key for Josh Beckett in Cactus League debut

    True Blue L.A. "Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett made his Cactus League debut on Tuesday, and though his outing was impressive he was more concerned with the process. "I got my pitches in, and that's the most important thing. I made some good pitches," Beckett said. "I don't think you take too much from the..." February 26

  • Beckett solid in debut, but Dodgers shut out "Management has spent plenty to win now, but the second-place Dodgers have now lost back-to-back games to last-place teams. "We can spend and we can hear about all the great players, but until we do it on the field it doesn't mean anything," ace Clayton Kershaw said before the Dodgers were..." August 28

  • Blockbuster trade involving Red Sox and Dodgers is complete

    Boston Herald "The rebuilding of the Red Sox begins today. Early this morning, the Red Sox and Dodgers concluded a blockbuster deal in which the Red Sox shipped four players – Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto – in exchange for a massive relief in salary as well as four..." August 25

  • Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford close to being traded to the Dodgers

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox are not just cleaning house. They are gutting it. A proposed megadeal between the Red Sox and the Dodgers was in deep discussion last night according to a Red Sox source, a blockbuster that would send Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the..." August 25

  • Source: Dodgers, BoSox agree to deal

    Fox Sports "The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are on the verge of a blockbuster trade. The Dodgers have agreed in principle with the Red Sox on a trade for Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto, according to a major league source. Discussions between the clubs had reached the..." August 24

  • Dodgers, Red Sox talking blockbuster "The Red Sox are talking with the Dodgers about a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles, according to a source. Their season spiraling downward at a rapid pace of late, the Red Sox could be on the verge of a blockbuster trade that would..." August 24

  • Josh Beckett Placed On Waivers, Could Be Traded

    Over The Monster "Josh Beckett has had a rough 2012 season, and because of this, the Red Sox might be open to trading him. In order to do that this year, though, he needs to clear waivers. Boston placed Beckett on waivers on Thursday morning, and because of his significant salary over the next two-plus years, it's..." August 23

  • Josh Beckett not worth it

    Boston Herald "All season we've noted the Red Sox' record in Josh Beckett's starts, as if he's the reason for their sub-.500 record. But maybe that's not the problem. Maybe the problem was counting on him so much in the first place. At this point, there's no salvaging Beckett's season, not with the Red Sox..." August 20

  • Josh Beckett folds again in loss to Yankees

    Boston Herald "As much as Josh Beckett became the face of the Red Sox' epic collapse last September, there hasn't been any bigger symbol of their failure this season. Just consider what happened here last night. Rather than following the lead of revived lefty Jon Lester and muting the powerful New York..." August 20

  • Beckett's struggles continue in another disheartening performance

    CSN New England "It's Groundhog Day for Josh Beckett. He's trapped in one of his worst big-league seasons, and each start seems identical to the one before. Beckett was good early in Boston's 7-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards Tuesday night, but started to show signs of trouble in the fifth..." August 15

  • Sox demise not what you think

    ESPN "Here's the biggest fallacy of the 2012 Red Sox season: It's all, or even mostly, the fault of Jon Lester and Josh Beckett. It's the easiest way to explain the team's place in the standings, to cite the team's record in games started by the pair (16-27) and note that if the Red Sox had won even..." August 14

  • Justin Masterson backs Josh Beckett

    Boston Herald "Believe it or not, some of the best advice Justin Masterson ever received about being a major league pitcher came from Josh Beckett [stats]. "Josh was really the first guy that kind of came up to me and said, 'Hey, what made you good in the minor leagues is what's going to make you good..." August 10

  • Another rough day for Beckett

    Boston Globe "Josh Beckett had plenty of problems keeping his pitches down. The Rangers had no issues hitting them up and out of Fenway Park. The oft-criticized Red Sox righthander turned in another enigmatic performance Wednesday afternoon. He received a no-decision after allowing a season-high eight runs..." August 09

  • Josh Beckett talks good game in radio interview

    Boston Herald "If Josh Beckett [stats] were a political candidate, his handlers would have gray or no hair by now after all the self-inflicted damage the stubborn and contrarian starter has done to his image and reputation since last September. Yesterday, however, Beckett, who starts today for the Red Sox..." August 08

  • Josh Beckett to sit one out

    Boston Herald "It's official: Josh Beckett won't pitch tomorrow. Given the events of the past few days, the Red Sox' announcement yesterday that Beckett will miss a start seemed inevitable. The veteran right-hander has been unable to throw a bullpen session since leaving Tuesday night's game in the third..." August 04

  • No decision on whether Beckett is DL-bound

    Boston Globe "A day after Josh Beckett came off the mound because of a back injury, the Red Sox have not decided whether he will go on the disabled list. Beckett told the coaching staff and general manager Ben Cherington Wednesday that he was a little stiff after having back spasms on the mound in the third..." August 02

  • Josh Beckett Cites Rainy Conditions on the Rubber for Subpar Footing, Back Spasms

    NESN "Prior to Tuesday's game, Josh Beckett was already experiencing a topsy-turvy week. First, his name was splattered all over trade rumors. Then, he was trying to find ways to end his first-inning woes. But his abbreviated outing in the Red Sox' 4-1 win over the Tigers in six innings was the..." August 01

  • Injured Beckett: 'You always notice' boos

    WEEI Boston "Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, who was pulled from Tuesday's starter after 2 2/3 innings when he experienced back spasms in part due to a slippery mound, said that while the injury forced him out of his team's 4-1 win over the Tigers, it was not as severe as the back injury he suffered in similiar..." August 01

  • Sox discussed sending Beckett, Ellsbury to Texas

    CSN New England "The Red Sox and Rangers discussed a potential blockbuster trade that would have send Josh Beckett, Jacoby Ellsbury and Kelly Shoppach to Texas, according to's Rob Bradford. Quoting "multiple major league sources", Bradford said it was "unclear" whom the Sox would have received in..." August 01

  • Beckett's exit caused by back spasms

    CSN New England "On the day he was not traded -- despite much speculation to the contrary -- Josh Beckett took the mound to face the Tigers Tuesday night at Fenway Park, pitted against the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner and MVP, Justin Verlander. At 5-9 with a 4.57 ERA in 17 starts, Beckett's..." August 01

  • Sox lose Josh Beckett in rain-shortened victory

    Boston Herald "Much like his season, last night's game against the Detroit Tigers was a roller coaster for Josh Beckett. The Red Sox starter was dominant in the early going, but his night came to a premature end due to a back spasm in the third inning. The beleaguered right-hander was booed by the Fenway Park..." August 01

  • Beckett leaves game with apparent back issue

    Providence Journal "On a day the Red Sox decided against trading Josh Beckett, the right-hander departed his start against the Tigers in the third inning with an apparent back injury. On a rainy night at Fenway, Beckett had retired the first eight Detroit hitters before Omar Infante reached on an infield single...." July 31

  • Trade deadline focus on fallen star Josh Beckett

    Boston Herald "Josh Beckett entered the Red Sox clubhouse yesterday at 3:40 p.m., appearing loose as can be. He sported a T-shirt, sunglasses and cargo shorts, and carried a couple of bags. He made small talk with teammates, joked about his ejection the night before in New York, and carried on as if it were a..." July 31

  • Report: Red Sox have reached out to Rangers in attempt to dump RHP Josh Beckett

    Dallas Morning News "Add one more name to the Rangers' rumor mill. According to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan, the Boston Red Sox have called the Rangers and Atlanta Braves in an attempt to gauge each teams' interest in RHP Josh Beckett. Boston is looking to dump the 32-year-old pitcher, who is in the midst of his..." July 30

  • Wild pitch by Josh Beckett leads Rangers to win

    Boston Herald "The conversation was brief. Josh Beckett's undoing was even swifter. With runners on the corners and two out in the seventh inning of a tie game last night, and with Beckett's pitch count at 108, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine visited the mound, a decision hanging in the balance. Stick..." July 26

  • Josh Beckett shows his class, tosses another loss

    Boston Herald "Josh Beckett lost again last night on a "first class, white trash" pitch. The struggling Red Sox starter, who has now won only once in the last two months, blew an early two-run lead against the Texas Rangers, was bailed out by a Dustin Pedroia home run in the sixth that tied the game and then..." July 26

  • Early innings haunt Beckett

    Boston Globe "Unlucky at the start, mistake-prone in the second inning, and utterly baffling throughout, Josh Beckett turned in another head-scratcher Friday night against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park. At times flashing the dominance that once made him an ace, and also experiencing the early-inning hardships..." July 21

  • Beckett, a little dizzy, hangs in to get the victory

    Boston Globe "Josh Beckett took up to 45 seconds between pitches in the first inning Sunday, the pauses becoming so lengthy at one point that the fans at Tropicana Field started to boo him. By the time the inning was over, Beckett had allowed three runs on four hits. It has happened before this season,..." July 16