Dodgers starter Josh Beckett could retire after the season, according to a report from MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick. The veteran right-hander tore his labrum earlier this season and went on the disabled list for a second time due to the injury on August 4. Beckett is expected to address this topic prior to tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks, which starts at 10:10 PM EST.
Beckett, 34, pitched well this season, notching a no-hitter against the Phillies on May 25, and finishing overall with a 2.88 ERA and a 107/39 K/BB ratio in 115 2/3 innings across 20 starts.
If this is it for Beckett, he’ll retire with a 138-106 record with a 3.88 career ERA. He led the league in wins with 20 in 2007, finishing second in Cy Young voting to CC Sabathia. Beckett also made three All-Star teams and won two championships — with the Marlins in 2003 (he was also named World Series MVP) and with the Red Sox in 2007.