Dodgers P Josh Beckett to undergo season-ending surgery

The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett will undergo surgery that will end his 2013 campaign.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Beckett is scheduled to have surgery on July 8 to alleviate pressure on a nerve that is believed to be causing the problem for him over the past month.

Beckett discovered the injury on June 28, when his throwing arm began to ‘tingle’ during work outs with the team. Beckett has been out the last month and, in his first session back with the team the injury has appeared.

Head coach Don Mattingly commented on the status of Beckett’s injury to ESPN saying, “Josh kind of went backwards a little bit,” he added “I know he had some tingling again yesterday after throwing. He didn’t throw very long. I know there was a little bit of a setback there.”

The 33-year old Beckett has only made eight starts this season for the Dodgers and is 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA. He is expected to be ready for spring training next year and will remain under the $15.75 million contract that was made last season with the Boston Red Sox.

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