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Josh Beckett injury: Dodgers RHP out for season

The right-hander will have surgery to repair thoracic outlet syndrome, relieving pressure on a nerve in his neck, and will miss the remainder of the 2013 season.


Josh Beckett's 2013 season is over. The Dodgers' right-handed pitcher has thoracic outlet syndrome and will have surgery to relieve pressure on a nerve in his neck, and will be out three to five months, the Dodgers announced on Saturday before their game against the Phillies.

Beckett was previously shut down for four weeks with nerve irritation affecting his right arm and hand, but he began a throwing program on Wednesday. After experiencing tingling in his right hand again on Friday, the throwing program was shut down.

Beckett consulted with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache and with nerve specialist Dr. Greg Pearl. Beckett will have the surgery the week of July 8 in Dallas, to be performed by Pearl.

The right-hander made just eight starts for the Dodgers in 2013, and was 0-3 with a 5.19 ERA. Beckett, 33, is making $15.75 million this season and will make another $15.75 million in 2014 in the final year of his contract.

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