Boston Red Sox
Career W-L
132-100
 
Career ERA
3.94
Name  Josh Beckett
Born  5/15/1980
Height  6-5
Weight  225
Number  61
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/8/2014 7:40:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles right-hander Josh Beckett will return to the starting rotation on Wednesday. SOURCE: Eric Stephen, SB Nation
Insight: Beckett's status had been in question after suffering a minor ankle injury in his last rehab start. He hasn't won a game in the major leagues since 2012.
 
4/6/2014 4:51:00 PM
Description: Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett (ankle, thumb) threw a bullpen session and is still in line to start Wednesday, according to Eric Stephen of truebluela.com.
Insight: Beckett had his comeback from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery delayed when a clubhouse door slammed on his right thumb early in spring training, and he suffered an ankle injury during what was supposed to be his last rehab start Friday.
 
4/6/2014 3:27:00 PM
Description: Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett suffered an ankle injury during his rehab start on Friday and may not start for Los Angeles this Wednesday, according to the L.A. Times.
Insight: Beckett had his comeback from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery delayed when a clubhouse door slammed on his right thumb early in spring training, and now he has to worry about his ankle. The team will see how his ankle responds Sunday before deciding if he can start Wednesday.
 
4/2/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett (thumb) is expected to make a minor league rehab start Friday, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.
Insight: Beckett sprained his thumb early in March. He's expected to return in mid-April.
 
3/30/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: Dodgers manager Don Mattingly indicated that starter Josh Beckett will get the first shot at the fifth starter job, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Beckett sprained his thumb early in March and is eligible to come off the disabled list on April 4. Unless Clayton Kershaw's back injury proves to be problematic, Los Angeles won't need a fifth starter until mid-April. Beckett missed most of last season due to thoracic outlet syndrome.
 
3/14/2014 6:27:00 PM
Description: Dodgers starter Josh Beckett left Friday's start due to soreness in his right thumb, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Beckett caught his thumb in a clubhouse door earlier this month. As the Dodgers' fifth starter, he won't make his first regular season start until mid-April due to numerous off days in the schedule early in the season. Beckett struggled with the longball last season, allowing eight in 43 1/3 innings, but his 8.52 K/9 (highest since 2008) was encouraging. He was limited to eight starts by thoracic outlet syndrome surgery.
 
3/12/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Dodgers starter Josh Beckett is questionable for Friday's start due to a sprained right thumb, according to Ken Gurnick of mlb.com. Beckett has not had a setback from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, but he caught his thumb in a clubhouse door about 10 days ago.
Insight: Beckett is expected to begin the season as the Dodgers' fifth starter but won't make his first regular season start until mid-April due to numerous off days in the schedule early in the season. Beckett struggled with the longball last season, allowing eight in 43 1/3 innings, but his 8.52 K/9 (highest since 2008) was encouraging.
 
12/26/2013 11:14:00 AM
Description: Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti expects pitcher Josh Beckett (arm) to be ready for spring training, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.
Insight: Beckett missed most of 2013 and hasn't been fantasy worthy since 2011 when he went 13-7 with a stellar 2.89 ERA and 1.026 WHIP. The Dodgers are expected be in the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes so they may not even need Beckett in 2014.
 
6/30/2013 9:23:00 AM
Description: Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett (arm) will miss the rest of the season following surgery to relieve pressure on a nerve in his neck area, according to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times.
Insight: Beckett was initially placed on the DL with a groin injury, but he began feeling tingling in his fingers due to a nerve irritation. He played catch Wednesday for the first time since being diagnosed with the nerve issue, but felt more tingling after a light throwing session Friday.
 
6/5/2013 10:01:00 PM
Description: Dodgers righthander Josh Beckett isn't ruling out season-ending surgery. SOURCE: Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
Insight: That's the second report we've heard in the last 24 hours that Beckett's season could be in jeopardy. Usually, where there's smoke there's fire. We wouldn't expect to see Beckett on a baseball diamond anytime soon.
 
6/5/2013 8:17:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly hinted that starter Josh Beckett might not return before the end of the season. SOURCE: Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Beckett (0-5, 5.19 ERA) was diagnosed with a nerve issue in his right arm after he felt tingling during a recent bullpen session. He won't throw for at least the next four weeks.
 
6/4/2013 7:42:00 PM
Description: Dodgers starter Josh Beckett (groin, hand) will not need surgery on his pitching hand, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. He's dealing with a nerve issue.
Insight: Beckett felt tingling in his fingers and was shut down from his throwing program on May 27. When asked when Beckett might return, manager Don Mattingly said, "I don't feel like it's around the corner." Beckett initially was placed on the DL in mid-May with a groin injury.
 
5/27/2013 7:57:00 PM
Description: Dodgers righthander Josh Beckett will go for an MRI on Tuesday after feeling tingling in his fingers during a bullpen session. SOURCE: Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Beckett is currently on the disabled list with a strained groin. Obviously this setback will add time to his recovery.
 
Cold5/15/2013 8:46:00 PM
Description: Dodgers starter Josh Beckett has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain.
Insight: Beckett has allowed three runs or more in seven of eight starts this season and is 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. He can safely be cut in mixed leagues. Ted Lilly (rib cage) is nearing a return and likely will take Beckett's place in the rotation; Matthew Magill will start until Lilly is ready.
 
Cold5/14/2013 12:15:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles righthander Josh Beckett left Monday's start with a slightly strained right groin.
Insight: Beckett has allowed three runs or more in seven of eight starts this season and his 5.40 ERA and 1.50 WHIP to say nothing of his 0-5 record should convince fantasy owners that he's not worthy of a spot on your fantasy roster.
 
Cold5/2/2013 10:56:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles righthander Josh Beckett is winless in six starts this season.
Insight: His ERA spiked to 5.24 after another rough outing Wednesday against the Rockies (4 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB). Beckett's last win came on September 30th of last season. Ironically, that game was also against Colorado.
 
4/14/2013 9:16:00 PM
Description: Dodgers starter Josh Beckett was the tough-luck loser Sunday against the Diamondbacks. He shut out Arizona through the first eight innings but gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth to lose 1-0.
Insight: Beckett had a 2.93 ERA in 43 innings with the Dodgers after recording a 5.23 mark in 127 1/3 innings with the BoSox. He's 0-2 with a 3.26 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and a 17/3 K/BB 19 1/3 innings this season.
 
8/25/2012 6:20:00 PM
Description: Newly-acquired righthander Josh Beckett will make his Dodgers' debut Monday night against the Rockies.
Insight: Beckett could bump slumping veteran Joe Blanton out of the starting rotation upon his arrival in Los Angeles.
 
8/25/2012 5:29:00 PM
Description: The blockbuster trade of the summer is finally complete. Starting pitcher Josh Beckett, outfielder Carl Crawford, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and infielder Nick Punto are headed to the Dodgers in exchange for first baseman James Loney and a package of minor leaguers.
Insight: Beckett is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in two career starts at Dodger Stadium. His 5.23 ERA through 21 starts this season is the second-highest of his 12 year career.
 
8/4/2012 5:42:00 PM
Description: Boston starter Josh Beckett (back) will start Wednesday against the Rangers, according to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal.
Insight: Beckett was scratched from his start Sunday after leaving his last start July 31 with back stiffness. Instead of drawing Minnesota, he'll take on the the Rangers juggernaut. Fantasy owners should avoid that matchup and bench Beckett.