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Josh Beckett

Status:
Not Active
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 5"
Weight:
230 lbs
Age:
34
Born:
May 15, 1980
Spring, Texas, United States
Drafted:
1999 - round 1, 2nd overall by Fla
W L ERA WHIP SO
2014 Regular Season
6 6 2.88 1.17 107

Beckett announced his retirement Wednesday, ending a 14-year career.

Beckett, facing surgery for a torn labrum in his left hip that caused him to miss most of the last three months of the season, has retired at 34, ending a career that included two World Series championships and a no-hitter. Beckett had a career record of 138-106 and a 3.88 ERA. He won the World Series with the Marlins in 2003 and Red Sox in 2007.

Beckett won't return to the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, and the injured pitcher is mulling retirement.

He went on the disabled list for the third time Aug. 4 with a left hip impingement after being on the DL in July for the same injury. The right-hander was 6-6 with a 2.88 ERA in 20 starts. Beckett says he doesn't think he can continue his career without having surgery, and he won't make that decision until the offseason.

Beckett struggled in Tuesday's 12-7 loss at Pittsburgh, though he wasn't the loser despite giving up four runs in just 3 2-3 innings.

Beckett had posted a 1.74 ERA over his previous nine outings.

Beckett was activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers to start Tuesday night's game at the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Beckett had been sidelined since July 7 because of an impingement in his right hip. The right-hander is 6-5 with a 2.26 ERA in 17 starts and pitched a no-hitter May 25 at Philadelphia.

Beckett improved to 6-5 Sunday.

Beckett allowed three hits before leaving after aggravating his sore left hip while running the bases in the fifth. "It was the start and stop. I just kind of tweaked it," he said. "It's been bothering me for a few weeks."

Beckett had another scoreless effort but did not get a decision in a 1-0 win over St. Louis on Thursday night.

Beckett (5-4, 2.11 ERA) pitched seven scoreless innings and gave up four hits along with two walks for the second straight outing. He earned the win in a 4-2 victory in San Diego on June 21.

Beckett allowed four hits with eight strikeouts over seven shutout innings in Saturday's 4-2 win at San Diego.

Beckett has a 1.58 ERA with 38 strikeouts in his last six starts, starting with his no-hitter at Philadelphia on May 25.

Beckett allowed two hits in six scoreless innings of Tuesday's win in Cincinnati.

He fanned seven and earned his first victory since his no-hitter on May 25 after losing his last two starts.

Beckett fired the first no-hitter of his career in Sunday's 6-0 win at Philadelphia. He finished with six strikeouts and three walks while throwing 128 pitches.

Beckett has turned back the clock this season, going 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA in nine starts.

Beckett earned a win while allowing an unearned run on four hits in Tuesday's 7-1 victory over Miami.

It was Beckett's first victory since Sept. 30, 2012, overcoming a 14-start drought. He's at least pitched into the seventh inning in each of his last four starts and has a 1.67 ERA and .186 opponent average in his last six.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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