May 13, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett (61) pitches against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Beckett to Undergo MRI to Determine Cause in Numbness of Fingers

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher has been out of action since the beginning of this month when the team placed him on the disabled list because of a groin injury. While Beckett was hoping to return to the diamond, that could be delayed even more after numbness in his fingers. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Beckett will undergo an MRI today to determine the cause of the numbness.

Hernandez states that the finger numbness is something that Beckett has been dealing with even before the groin strain.

Beckett struggled before going on the disabled list, going 0-5 with a 5.19 earned-run average. Those certainly are not the type of numbers you want from a starting pitcher. 

Fellow pitcher Stephen Fife, who has been sidelined since April 21 when he was placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. He is set to begin his rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.

With the current lack of depth in the Dodgers starting rotation, Chris Capuano and Ted Lilly will continue to occupy their spots.

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