Josh Beckett threw 15 pitches off the bullpen mound Saturday and will throw at least that many tomorrow or Tuesday as he attempts to return from a strained left groin.
The right-hander said he is “getting better” and “progressing every day” after he was forced to shut down his throwing program while the Dodgers were on a road trip to Atlanta.
“I was really sore [last Saturday] in Atlanta,” Beckett said. “I didn’t know what you push through. I had to learn that in Atlanta.”
After taking two days off, Beckett resumed throwing off a mound in Milwuakee and has been ramping up the intensity ever since. He’s also lifting weights and running.
Beckett was placed on the disabled list May 14. He is 0-5 with a 5.19 earned-run average this season.