Dodgers place Josh Beckett on 60-day DL, promote Roger Bernadina

The Dodgers placed right-hander Josh Beckett on the 60-day disabled list Saturday, a move that was an obvious one after Beckett told reporters Friday his season and possibly his career was over because of a hip injury. The club also selected the contract of outfielder Roger Bernadina from triple-A Albuquerque.

Josh Beckett acknowledges he might have thrown his last pitch.

Josh Beckett

Josh Beckett went 6-6 with a 2.88 ERA in 115 2/3 innings for the Dodgers this season. (David Crane/Staff photographer)

Josh Beckett had nothing to announce Friday. His season is over, but we knew that already. He’ll postpone the decision on whether or not to have surgery until after the season, though he acknowledged he’ll need it at some point.

The big revelation came when Beckett admitted that he might have thrown his last major-league pitch.

For the 34-year-old pitcher, retirement would be the easy route.

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Josh Beckett isn’t likely to have hip surgery until the Dodgers’ season is over.

Josh Beckett

Josh Beckett has missed 23 games and counting with a left hip ailment. (David Crane/Staff photographer)

Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett didn’t provide an update on his health Sunday morning, probably because the reality is bleak and blunt: The longer he goes without being able to throw off a mound, the less likely he is to pitch in a game this season.

There are exactly six weeks left in the regular season as of today, and there’s still no timetable for Beckett to begin throwing.

“He was doing some water workouts,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “That’s what I have.”
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