Josh Beckett Says He Is Retiring
Shortly after the LA Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs last night, Josh Beckett told reporters he is retiring because of health issues.
Beckett needs hip surgery to repair a torn labrum and won't have it done until next May. He says he doesn't see himself coming back to pitch. He is a free agent at 34-years-old.
Beckett won 138 games and pitched over 2,000 innings. He won a World Series with the Florida Marlins and won another one with the Red Sox in 2007. Beckett pitched a no-hitter back in May for the Dodgers.
He finished the season on the DL, in fact, Beckett spent three stints on the DL and still made 20 starts.
Red Sox fans will always have mixed feelings about Beckett. He was part of the big selloff trade to LA along with Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez.