The Los Angeles Dodgers have one of the better pitching rotations in the National League, one they hope will feature Josh Beckett when the season opens up.
According to general manager Ned Colleti, Beckett has a ‘chance’ to open the season in the rotation and is expected to have a normal spring training:
On Beckett: “We’re expecting Josh to have a normal spring training” after surgery last year to remove a rib, relieve thoracic outlet syndrome. Has “a chance” to open the season in the Dodgers’ rotation.
Of course, as we all know, there aren’t many players in Major League Baseball more prone to injury than Beckett – especially as of late – so this is all based on the idea that he wouldn’t suffer any type of setback.
Beckett, who was acquired by the Dodgers in 2012 only started eight games last season, giving up 25 earned runs in just 43.1 innings of work – a far cry from his short but impressive stint with Los Angeles in 2012.
He is currently slated to be Los Angeles’ fourth starter.