Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett shuts down his throwing program.

Josh Beckett

Josh Beckett’s rehab from a strained groin has been set back by “tingling and numbness” in his right hand. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)

Josh Beckett was scheduled to throw at least 15 pitches off a mound today or tomorrow, but the recuperating right-hander is back to waiting after a recurrence of tingling and numbness in his right fingers.

Beckett will undergo an MRI exam tomorrow to determine the source of his symptoms.

The Dodgers did not initially reveal the extent of Beckett’s injuries after the right-hander fell to 0-5 with a loss to the Washington Nationals on May 13. The next day, he went on the disabled list with a strained left groin, though manager Don Mattingly noted that Beckett was dealing with other injuries.

On Monday, Mattingly said “the groin’s been good and the arm has gone bad.”

In eight starts this year spanning 43 ⅓ innings, Beckett is 0-5 with a 5.19 earned-run average. Opponents have a .336 batting average on balls in play against him.

“Josh, he’s thrown a lot of innings,” Mattingly said. “There’s always a little something.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.