Just before the Los Angeles Dodgers geared up for one of the most exciting games of the season, they found out some news that may alter their immediate plans moving forward. Just as the Dodgers appear to finally be getting healthy, manager Don Mattingly revealed Josh Beckett likely won’t return this season.

Beckett had a spectacular first half of a season. He was in the top-10 in ERA for most of the first half and he provided the Dodgers with a major spark plug at the backend of the rotation. After pushing through the beginning of the second half, Beckett native suffered a hip injury that left him struggling to pitch.

The 14-year veteran tried to pitch with the injury, but struggled and suffered an abdominal injury in the process. For the first time since being placed on the disabled list, Beckett completed a throwing session while standing up Monday.

Mattingly said it went well, but there ultimately isn’t enough time in the season for him to recover and return. In 20 starts this season, the 2003 World Series MVP was 6-6 with a 2.88 ERA.

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