Josh Beckett's locker had been cleared out at Angel Stadium. His bad hip acted up again Wednesday, and the Dodgers traded for a replacement pitcher on Thursday. The Dodgers might never see him again, at least not in their uniform.
If the Dodgers play deep into October, Beckett might be a distant memory. Even in his absence, however, the Dodgers wanted to salute a teammate who arrived at spring training with little more than hope, then threw a no-hitter and nearly pitched his way onto the All-Star team.
"For him to do what he did was pretty special," ace Clayton Kershaw said.
The Dodgers acquired pitcher Roberto Hernandez from the Philadelphia Phillies on...