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61 Josh Beckett SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/230 | Birthdate: 5/15/1980 | Birthplace: Spring, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: No College | MLB Experience: 14 | Salary: $15,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 90/60 | Average Draft Position: 256.57
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Josh Beckett pulled in fifth inning vs. Braves Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:58 am ET) Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett couldn't make it out of the fifth inning in a no-decision Tuesday, giving up four earned runs on nine hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings and striking out two in his team's 8-4 win over the Braves.

Considering the number of baserunners the Braves had against Beckett, he's lucky the damage was limited to just four runs. He threw 105 pitches in the short outing before being removed. Beckett owns a 2.74 ERA and 101:36 K:BB ratio in 111 2/3 innings. He's set to take on the Cubs Sunday.


Josh Beckett unable to go four innings Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett lasted just 3 2/3 innings Tuesday.

Beckett was limited in his first start off the disabled list. He allowed four runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings. Beckett threw 69 pitches before being removed from the game. He struck out four and did not issue any walks. 

Home runs wound up being a major issue for Beckett. He allowed three during the game. Neil Walker and Ike Davis went yard in the second inning, and Gregory Polanco struck in the third. Neil Walker added a run-scoring double, scoring the fourth run. 

The performance earned Beckett a no-decision. His next start is slated to come against the Braves.


Josh Beckett activated for Tuesday start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) As expected, Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett was activated off the 15-day disabled list prior to his start Tuesday against the Pirates. Beckett has been sidelined since July 6 because of a torn labrum and two cysts in his hip.

Josh Beckett named Tuesday starter


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) The Dodgers have confirmed that pitcher Josh Beckett will make his first start back from the disabled list on Tuesday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh, MLB.com reports. Beckett has been sidelined since July 6 because of a torn labrum and two cysts in his hip. He's expected to play through the pain for the remainder of the season.

Josh Beckett tosses 35-pitch bullpen session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett took the mound for a 35-pitch bullpen session on Friday, his first session since recently undergoing an MRI on his injured hip, which revealed a labrum tear and two cysts. At the time, he was officially diagnosed with an "impingement syndrome," according to the Orange County Register.

Still, Beckett said he "felt better than I expected" after his first bullpen session. He is targeting a return from the disabled list Tuesday against the Pirates.

Dodgers optimistic Josh Beckett will start Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) The Dodgers are optimistic Josh Beckett will start Tuesday against the Pirates, according to the Orange County Register

Beckett has been dealing with a hip injury, but has been able to rest over the All-Star break. Over 103 2/3 innings, he's posted a 2.26 ERA. 


Josh Beckett plays catch three days after cortisone shot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Just three days after having a cortisone injection in his left hip, Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett played catch prior to Thursday's game against the Padres.

"Josh feels pretty good," manager Don Mattingly said. "Played catch up to 90 feet, felt good. We're hopeful that this time will allow the injections and all of that to take hold, and we'll be able to strengthen areas that he needs to and just kind of feel better in general."

Dodgers 'hopeful' Josh Beckett will return by late July


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said starting pitcher Josh Beckett's hip injury will not keep him out "months and months," per the Los Angeles Times. General manager Ned Colletti said he's "hopeful" Beckett will be back by the end of July.

Josh Beckett hits DL with hip impingement


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a hip injury Tuesday, the team announced.

Beckett has been diagnosed with a left hip impingement, suffered during his started against the Rockies Sunday. The move is retroactive to July 7, and will keep him out at least through the first series back from the All-Star break, though a more specific timeline is not yet known.


Josh Beckett pulled after five innings because of soreness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett was pulled from his start Sunday against Colorado after just five innings because of hip soreness, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Beckett had been previously dealing with the injury and felt more discomfort while sliding into third base in the top of the fifth. He pitched the bottom of the frame before he was pulled for Chris Perez and still managed to come away with the win.

Beckett allowed three hits and three walks while striking out two over five scoreless frames. He owns a 2.26 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 17 starts (103 2/3 innings) this season. His next scheduled start -- on Saturday at home against San Diego -- now remains uncertain.

Josh Beckett surrenders five runs in loss vs. Indians


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett was stuck with a loss Tuesday, giving up five earned runs on six hits and one walk in five innings and striking out five in his team's 10-3 defeat against the Indians.

Beckett (5-5) got into trouble early in this one, giving up an RBI double and a two-run home run in the first inning to dig an early hole. He then surrendered two more runs on another double in the third. Beckett managed to strike back with two doubles of his own, but he still left the game with his team down. The five earned runs represented his worst outing of the season, and Beckett now owns a 2.46 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 93:29 K:BB ratio in 98 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to take on the Rockies in Colorado Sunday.


Josh Beckett dealing with minor hip issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Monday that pitcher Josh Beckett "had a little something" with his hip, but the minor issue won't prevent him from making his next start Tuesday, TrueBlueLA.com reports.

Beckett has been locked in for much of the season, holding the opposition scoreless in seven of his 15 starts and turning in seven straight quality starts, beginning with his May no-hitter. He's 5-4 with a 2.11 ERA and 88:28 K:BB ratio in 93 2/3 innings.


Josh Beckett gets little help in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Dodgers starter Josh Beckett completed seven shutout innings Thursday, but the offense failed to back him up as he settled for a no-decision against the Cardinals.

Beckett limited the Cardinals to just four hits over his seven scoreless innings, while walking just two batters, mirroring his line from last week. He struck out four batters on 107 pitches, but left with the game mired in a scoreless tie, as Brian Wilson was credited with the victory as the Dodgers won, 1-0.

Beckett has tossed five quality starts in a row, but is just 2-2 in that span. He is 5-4 overall with a 2.11 ERA in 93 2/3 innings of work, with his next set for Tuesday against the Indians.


Josh Beckett spins seven scoreless innings Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett earned a win Saturday after giving up just four hits and two walks in seven scoreless innings and striking out eight in his team's 4-2 win over the Padres.

Beckett (5-4) has posted three scoreless outings in his last six games, starting with his no-hitter in late May. The big night means Beckett has the third-best ERA among all qualified NL pitchers with a 2.28 mark. He also owns a 84:26 K:BB ratio in 86 2/3 innings. Beckett is slated to face the Cardinals Thursday.


Josh Beckett pitches well in loss to D-Backs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Dodgers starter Josh Beckett pitched well enough for the win, but was on the wrong end of the decision Sunday afternoon against the Diamondbacks. The right-hander permitted four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and no walks while striking out six over seven innings of a 6-3 victory.

Beckett owns a 2.49 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 13 starts (79 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Saturday at San Diego.He is 3-1 with a 2.27 ERA in five starts away from home.

Josh Beckett allows just two hits in victory


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Dodgers starter Josh Beckett got back onto the right side of the ledger after two straight losses, as he was nearly unhittable against the Reds Tuesday.

Following a two-plus hour rain delay to start the game, Beckett came out and befuddled the Reds hitters. He allowed just two hits in six innings before being lifted, without allowing a run. Becket struck out seven and walked just one on 90 pitches in the win.

Even having after allowing nine hits in his last start, Beckett has still given up just 16 hits in his last 26 innings of work. He carries a 2.35 ERA and 4-3 record into his next start Sunday against the Diamondbacks.


Josh Beckett gives up two runs in loss vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett was hung with a loss Wednesday after giving up two earned runs on nine hits and two walks in six innings while striking out six in his team's 2-1 loss to the White Sox.

Beckett (3-3) hasn't given up more than two earned runs in any of his last three starts, but he's still 1-2 over that stretch, with the only win coming during his first career no-hitter. He owns a 2.57 ERA and 63:23 K:BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings. Beckett will square off with Reds Tuesday.


Josh Beckett takes tough loss following no-hitter


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Pretty much anything Dodgers starter Josh Beckett did would be a letdown Friday against the Pirates, after he tossed a no-hitter in his previous outing.

Beckett wasn't nearly as dominant this time around, though he certainly didn't pitch poorly. After throwing 128 pitches in his no-hitter, he exited after five innings and 88 pitches this time around, having allowed two runs on five hits. He struck out five batters and walked just one, but had to take the loss, as the Dodgers fell, 2-1.

Beckett is off to a strong start through 10 starts, as he is now 3-2 with a 2.52 RA in 60 2/3 innings of work. His next start is set for Wednesday against the White Sox.


Josh Beckett proves his worth


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/27/2014) In case it wasn't obvious with his no-hitter Sunday, Josh Beckett needs to be owned in all Fantasy leagues.

But of course, more important than what a player has already done is what he'll do next, and to that end, you'll be comforted to know Beckett showed signs of a resurgence leading up to this start.

Even during his down years, his velocity was never an issue, and his control, though not as good as it's ever been, isn't a real hindrance (especially when you consider five of his walks came in a single start). The real differentiators this year, though, have been improved health and a revamped arsenal.

Earlier this year, Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis showed Beckett data suggesting his curveball is his best pitch, and he's put it to good use, throwing his curveball about one-third of the time from his second start on. The last time he threw it even close to that often was 2009, when he was still a perennial Cy Young contender with the Red Sox.

The no-hitter is the clearest indication yet that it's working.


Josh Beckett records 21st no-hitter in Dodgers history


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett turned in the 21st no-hitter in Dodgers history Sunday, walking three and striking out six in nine no-hit innings during his team's 6-0 win over the Phillies.

Beckett (3-1) retired 23 straight batters after walking the leadoff batter in the second inning, and he ended that stretch with a walk to Jimmy Rollins one out away from completing the no-no. One batter later, he was able to get Chase Utley looking on a couple borderline pitches.

Beckett needed 128 pitches to finish off his first career no-hitter. He owns a 2.43 ERA and 52:20 K:BB ratio in 55 2/3 innings. Beckett is slated to face the Pirates Friday.


Offense picks Josh Beckett up for second win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett wasn't at his sharpest, but got enough help in a 9-4 win over the Mets.

Beckett allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings, but got plenty of help or his second win of the season. He walked two batters and struck out six, while allowing two home runs on 99 pitches.

Beckett has allowed two or fewer runs in five of eight starts this season, while allowing exactly four in each of the others. He carries a 2-1 record and 2.89 ERA heading into his next start, set for Sunday in Philadelphia. 


Josh Beckett surging thanks to A.J. Ellis


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett's hot start is all due to catcher A.J. Ellis, according to the Orange County Register

After Ellis had knee surgery, he put together a packet on Beckett's pitch selection. Ellis told Beckett hitters had a tough time hitting his curve, and that Beckett should utilize the pitch more often. "[Ellis] had clearly already been thinking about this," Beckett said. "And he finally goes, 'People just don’t hit your curveball.'"

Sure enough, Beckett's curveball usage has jumped considerably this season. After throwing the pitch 19.75 percent of the time last season, Beckett is using his curve just over 30 percent of the time in 2014. It's been a big reason he's posted a 2.38 ERA over seven starts. 

Ellis explained the Beckett is making hitters re-think their strategy this year. "Hitting coaches now have to go back in and re-work their game plans," Ellis said. "Because this is not the same guy that they faced before his injury and his first start this year. Josh is re-writing the formula."


Josh Beckett gets first win over Marlins


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014)  Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett finally earned his first win of the season Tuesday, in a 7-1 win over the Marlins.

Beckett limited the Marlins to just one unearned run in six plus innings on his way to the victory. He limited the Marlins to four hits and three walks, while striking out six hitters in 6 1/3 innings of work.

Beckett is now 1-1 in seven starts, while lowering his ERA to 2.38 through 41 2/3 innings of work. He will try to get over .500 in his next start, Tuesday against the Mets. 


Time to jump on the Josh Beckett bandwagon


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/12/2014) He's been the subject of ridicule for so long in Fantasy that owners have probably grown accustomed to ignoring him on the waiver wire. But Josh Beckett may well be as good as he's shown so far this season.

His last two seasons, as miserable as they were, were both plagued by injuries, most recently a numbness in his pitching hand that required a drastic solution. He had his upper right rib removed last July, relieving pressure on the nerve that was causing the numbness. Now that he has a feel for the baseball again, he's able to make the most of his stuff.

Part of what made his decline so perplexing is that he didn't lose much in the way of velocity, which is great now that he's healthy again. He's averaging nearly a strikeout per inning, and other than when he issued five walks his second time out, his control has been terrific. He's given up his share of home runs, but that was true even in his best seasons. A pitcher who relies on the curveball as much as he does will throw his share of hangers.

All in all, Beckett looks much like the pitcher who went 13-7 with a 2.89 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings to finish ninth in AL Cy Young voting in 2011. Who wouldn't want to own that guy?


Josh Beckett pitches well in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Dodgers starter Josh Beckett bounced back from a subpar outing with six-plus solid innings in a no-decision against the Giants Thursday.

Beckett limited the Giants to just one run in 6 2/3 innings of work, on a seventh-inning solo home run by Brandon Hicks. He was pretty much flawless otherwise, allowing five hits and walking three hitters, while striking out four and throwing 66 of 107 pitches for strikes.

Beckett lowered his ERA to 2.80 in the game, but settled for a no-decision as the Dodgers went on to lose, 3-1, in extra innings. He remains 0-1 through six starts, and will look for his elusive first win in his next start, set for Tuesday against the Marlins.