With less than a month remaining the the regular season, the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to continue their playoff push. Hyun-Jin Ryu and Juan Uribe recently made their returns off the disabled list to bolster their lineup.
After Josh Beckett’s throwing session Monday, manager Don Mattingly said it is unlikely the right-hander will return this season, according to MLB.com’s Michael Lananna:
He threw the other day, and it went OK,” Mattingly said. “Still, I don’t think that leaves us enough time to get him ready to pitch.”
Beckett had pitched well for the Dodgers during the first half of the season and was considered to be a potential candidate for the Comeback Player of the Year Award. However, a hip injury caused him to be placed on the disabled list in July and again in August.
With Beckett sidelined, the Dodgers acquired Roberto Hernandez and Kevin Correia to help fill in the backend of the rotation.
In an effort to make a return this season, Beckett has pushed off undergoing surgery that would repair his torn labrum and cysts in his hip, but as the window on his comeback closes, season-ending surgery remains an option for the veteran pitcher.
After spending 14 years in the league, Beckett could be considering retirement as he is in the last year of his contract. Health issues has bothered him the last couple of seasons, but he will be remembered for his postseason performances in 2003 and 2007.
Beckett holds a 6-6 record with a 2.88 ERA in 2014. Back in May, he threw his first career no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies.
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