|2014 Regular Season|
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.
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 had posted a 1.74 ERA over his previous nine outings.
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 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 (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 has a 1.58 ERA with 38 strikeouts in his last six starts, starting with his no-hitter at Philadelphia on May 25.
He fanned seven and earned his first victory since his no-hitter on May 25 after losing his last two starts.
Beckett has turned back the clock this season, going 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA in nine starts.
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.