One comes back, one heads out. It’s the early story of the
The Dodgers activated right-hander
Beckett turned 33 on Wednesday. Party favors all around.
Incredibly, Beckett becomes the sixth Dodgers starting pitcher to land on the disabled list this season -- and it's the middle of May. It is already their 14th DL move of the season.
Beckett has mostly been ineffective this season (0-5, 5.19 ERA), and lasted only three innings in his last start Monday against the
On Wednesday, Manager
"On the second day when he goes, 'I really don't feel like I can play catch,' it's a no-brainer at that point," he said.
Mattingly said Beckett was also battling other injuries, which he refused to discuss again Wednesday.
Beckett is earning $17 million a year this season and next.
His move to the DL means rookie Matt Magill will have to make at least one additional start. Mattingly said Magill will start Sunday in Atlanta. Left-hander