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Dodgers News: Josh Beckett Placed On DL, Pedro Baez Recalled

[new_royalslider id=”22″] UPDATE (July 8, 2:00 p.m.): Bill Plunkett of the OC Register reports Josh Beckett underwent an MRI and received a cortisone shot:

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly recently expressed the team’s concern over the battle Josh Beckett endures between his starts and said the right-hander was suffering from general soreness.

Despite some of the physical issues, Beckett hadn’t missed a start. Heading into his outing against the Colorado Rockies, Beckett was coming off one of his worst starts of the season. The 34-year-old rebounded well and threw five shutout innings in hitter-friendly Coors Field.

However, Beckett aggravated a hip injury while running the bases, which cut his outing short. As a result, the Dodgers placed Beckett on the 15-day disabled list and recalled Pedro Baez:

The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed right-handed pitcher Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 7) with a left hip impingement and recalled right-handed reliever Pedro Baez from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Baez was with the Dodgers for one game this season and allowed two runs in his Major League debut. The right-hander spent 17 games in Double-A Chattanooga, going 2-1 with six saves and a 2.79 ERA. Baez has also appeared in 17 games with Triple-A Albuquerque this season and has three saves to go with a 4.50 ERA.

For Beckett, he’ll miss his scheduled start Saturday. It’s been a successful season for the veteran right-hander as he’s recovered better than anticipated from surgery that removed a rib. With Beckett going down, it may intensify the Dodgers’ search for a starting pitcher as the trade deadline approaches.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Dodgers held trade talks with the Chicago Cubs for Jeff Samardzija.
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