Josh Beckett SP LAD 3 Days
Josh Beckett was hammered in a losing effort against the Mariners on Saturday, allowing five runs on six hits over his three innings.
The veteran right-hander walked one and didn't record a strikeout in the game. Most of the damage against him stemmed from his inability to keep the ball in the yard, with Justin Smoak, Jesus Montero and Stefen Romero each taking him over the boards. As long as he makes it through the spring healthy, he appears locked into the final spot in the Dodgers rotation.
Josh Beckett SP LAD 10 Days
Josh Beckett (thoracic outlet surgery) looked strong in his Cactus League debut on Sunday, fanning three and allowing just one hit in two innings of work against the Padres.
Beckett exhibited good command of his pitches and had sharp bite to his curveball in the impressive outing. At this point, he looks to be the favorite to open the regular season as the Dodgers fifth starter provided he can navigate through the rest of the spring without injury.
Josh Beckett SP LAD 12 Days
Josh Beckett (thoracic outlet surgery) will make his Cactus League debut on Sunday.
He'll draw the starting assignment against a split-squad Padres team. He's progressing nicely in his recovery from last July's surgery, and looks to be on track to be a part of the Opening Day rotation.
Josh Beckett SP LAD 15 Days
Josh Beckett (thoracic outlet surgery) pitched two innings in an intrasquad game Tuesday.
Beckett continues to have no after effects from last July's thoracic outlet surgery. While it's possible some numbness in his fingers can crop again at any time, for the moment he looks on track to be ready for Opening Day. Beckett expects to pitch in a Cactus League game over the weekend.
Josh Beckett SP LAD 19 Days
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Josh Beckett (thoracic outlet surgery) looked "free and easy" while throwing live batting practice Wednesday.
"I wouldn't have known that he'd had anything done last year," Mattingly said. "It looks free and easy. It's not like he's laboring. His tempo is good." Beckett will open the season as the Dodgers' No. 5 starter as long as he's healthy, and it appears he's on track. Paul Maholm is around as insurance in case Beckett suffers a setback.
Josh Beckett SP LAD 30 Days
Josh Beckett (thoracic outlet surgery) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Monday with no issues.
Beckett underwent thoracic outlet surgery last July but enters camp with no limitations. "I'm not tentative," Beckett said. "I'm going to throw as hard as I can and see what happens. Right now, I feel great. I'll throw the ball until I blow out and I'm hoping that's not for a few more years." As long as he doesn't have a setback, Beckett is expected to open the season as the Dodgers' No. 5 starter.
Josh Beckett SP LAD 1 Month
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly indicated Sunday that Josh Beckett will be the club's fifth starter as long as he's healthy.
The Dodgers signed Paul Maholm over the weekend, but he's viewed mainly as protection in case Beckett has a hiccup in his recovery from thoracic outlet surgery. As it stands right now, the club is expecting Beckett to have a normal spring training following last July's operation. If Beckett doesn't encounter any issues, Maholm will be used in long relief.
Josh Beckett SP LAD 3 Months
Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Tuesday that Josh Beckett (thoracic outlet surgery) is expected to have a normal spring training.
Beckett was limited to just eight starts this past season prior to undergoing surgery. Colletti says he has a "chance" to open the season in the Dodgers' starting rotation, though setbacks are always possible. A possible addition of Masahiro Tanaka could also make Beckett the odd man out, at least initially.
Josh Beckett SP LAD 3 Months
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Josh Beckett has been progressing well from thoracic outlet surgery.
Beckett's surgery to relieve a nerve impingement in his right shoulder took place in July. Mattingly said Beckett has begun throwing a football as part of his workouts. He'll switch to a baseball soon enough. Beckett is expected to be fully healthy by the start of spring training.