The Los Angeles Dodgers concluded their road trip Thursday and return to Los Angeles with three regular contributors still on the mend.

Josh Beckett helped solidify the backend of the starting rotation, but whether or not he’ll pitch again this season remains a question mark. The veteran pitcher is on the 15-day disabled list, where he’ll remain next week, reports AM 570’s David Vassegh:

Beckett is dealing with a torn labrum in his hip and said in July he intended to pitch with the injury. The Dodgers first placed the right-hander on the DL prior to the All-Star break and he went 0-1 with a 8.25 ERA in three starts after being activated.

Though it may not occur, Hyun-Jin Ryu joining Beckett on the DL hasn’t been ruled out. Ryu suffered a strained gluteus muscle in his start on Wednesday and was said to be day-to-day.

On Thursday, manager Don Mattingly indicated the southpaw is unlikely to make his next scheduled start, according to the OC Register’s Bill Plunkett:

As for Hanley Ramirez, who was no longer able to continue avoiding the DL, Mattingly reiterated the belief the shortstop’s oblique injury won’t be a long-term issue, via Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times:

Ramirez was placed on the DL retroactive to Aug. 9 and was testing his health on Wednesday:

This season, Ramirez has been hampered by calf soreness and a sore left hand, among other ailments. Ramirez’s inability to remain healthy has impacted his production at the plate and resulted in the 30 year old having a down year offensively.

Both Beckett and Ramirez are in the final year of their respective contracts and each was placed on waivers. Beckett cleared, while Ramirez was claimed, though the Dodgers opted against going through with a trade.

Should Ramirez be immediately reinstated from the DL once eligible, he’ll have just under 30 games to find his form before postseason play would begin.
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