Josh Beckett SP LAD 9 Hrs

Josh Beckett tossed five shutout innings despite walking five batters in Tuesday's no-decision against the Giants.

While the veteran missed bats -- giving up just two hits -- he was extremely fortunate to dance around all those free passes. That being said, this was an encouraging outing after the Texan was thoroughly unimpressive in his 2014 debut against the Tigers last time out. He has surrendered four earned runs over nine frames in two starts. Beckett will take a 4.00 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into a date with the struggling Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Josh Beckett SP LAD 6 Days

In an uneven return from the disabled list, Josh Beckett surrendered five runs -- four earned -- on five hits over four innings in a no-decision loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

Injuries to his thumb and ankle forced Beckett to miss his first start. Los Angeles didn't anticipate getting him back so soon, but accelerated the timeline due to Clayton Kershaw's injury. A lowered pitch count was expected, and Beckett was yanked after 85 unimpressive offerings. He'll try for better next week in San Francisco.

Josh Beckett SP LAD 7 Days

Dodgers activated RHP Josh Beckett from the 15-day disabled list.

Beckett's thumb and ankle forced him to miss the start of the season, but he got through fielding drills on Tuesday and was cleared to return. He was brought back quickly due to the injury to Clayton Kershaw, so the right-hander may still be working on building up his pitch count, but the Dodgers will roll with him for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

Josh Beckett SP LAD 8 Days

Josh Beckett (thumb, ankle) will rejoin the Dodgers' rotation on Wednesday against the Tigers.

Beckett got through fielding drills Tuesday with no issues, officially clearing the way for his return. The right-hander is coming back from thoracic outlet surgery and more recently thumb and ankle injuries. It will be Beckett's first major league start since last May.

Josh Beckett SP LAD 8 Days

Josh Beckett (thumb, ankle) said he felt fine while going through fielding drills Tuesday.

It was the last step before the Dodgers decided whether Beckett would be activated to start on Wednesday versus the Tigers. A decision has yet to officially be made, but he'll presumably be cleared for the outing. It would be his first in the majors since last May.

Josh Beckett SP LAD 10 Days

Josh Beckett (thumb, ankle) threw a successful bullpen session on Sunday.

The veteran right-hander could now be cleared to rejoin the Dodgers rotation on Wednesday, though no announcement has been made yet. Fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach with him, making him prove his health before inserting him into lineups.

Josh Beckett SP LAD 10 Days

Josh Beckett (thumb) might not be activated from the disabled list Wednesday after injuring his ankle during a rehab start with High-A Rancho Cucamonga Friday.

Beckett hurt himself in the fourth inning while fielding a bunt and had to be removed from the game. "I don't think he felt anything major, but obviously I'm not sure about that," said Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly. "He was a little sore." It's been a rough few weeks for Beckett, as he entered spring training recovering from thoracic outlet surgery and has now suffered thumb and ankle injuries. If he's unable to go Wednesday, the Dodgers will either call Stephen Fife or Matt Magill up or abandon their plans to give Hyun-Jin Ryu an extra two days of rest.

Josh Beckett SP LAD 14 Days

Josh Beckett (thumb) will make a rehab start at High-A Rancho Cucamonga, likely on Frday.

Beckett continues to progress from a thumb injury sustained during spring training. The team needs him back, too, as they'll miss Clayton Kershaw for at least the next few weeks. It's unclear whether Beckett will get another rehab start after Friday, as he's already up to 48 pitches and the team could decide to bring him back at a reduced pitch count rather than rolling with an inferior pitcher.

Josh Beckett SP LAD 15 Days

Josh Beckett (thumb) threw a 48-pitch simulated game Monday.

Even though his stamina isn't built all the way up, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly thinks Beckett could be activated from the disabled list soon. "If we need him, it would be a shorter outing," Mattingly said of Beckett. The Dodgers could use him with Clayton Kershaw (back) out, though they could opt for someone who is a little more stretched out.

Josh Beckett SP LAD 17 Days

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced Sunday that Josh Beckett has secured the fifth spot in the Dodgers Opening Day rotation.

Beckett defeated Paul Maholm to win the final spot. He's been working his way back from a thumb injury, and was originally expected to be ready in mid-April, but Mattingly believes that he could be available sooner if the need arises.