ANAHEIM -- Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday to make room for Roberto Hernandez on the active roster before a three-game weekend series against the Brewers at Miller Park.
Beckett has a left hip impingement, which manager Don Mattingly compared to Clayton Kershaw in 2012, when the ace missed one start and had another start pushed back two days in September.
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The Dodgers acquired Hernandez from the Phillies on Thursday for two players to be named later. The right-hander starts the series opener for the Dodgers on Friday night.
Hernandez will wear No. 55.
Beckett was on the disabled list for the minimum 15 days through the All-Star break with a left hip impingement and missed only one start, but he was largely ineffective since his return. In three starts since his activation Beckett allowed 11 runs in 12 innings, including five home runs, with 12 strikeouts and seven walks, and he didn't last longer than 4⅓ innings in any one start.
"It was still a little rough. He was okay, a little bit, but he threw a lot of pitches to get through innings," said Mattingly after Beckett's start on Sunday. "Really since he's come off the DL he hasn't been okay."
Beckett hasn't recorded an out in the sixth inning since June 26.
In addition to the hip injury Beckett has dealt with minor aches and pains all season, with both Beckett and manager Don Mattingly terming the malady as "general soreness." Beckett has often times this season skipped bullpen sessions in between starts.
"Every time I step on that mound, it's a battle," he said Sunday.