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Josh Beckett


Beckett remains winless in his last four starts following the Boston Red Sox's 7-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Monday. Beckett pitched six innings, allowing five runs while walking four batters. He also struck out six.


Beckett allowed three runs and five hits in six innings of Boston's 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday to become the first 13-game winner in the majors.


Beckett signed a three-year extension with the Red Sox on Wednesday worth $30 million. Beckett is earning $4,325,000 this season but couldn't become a free agent until after 2007. The Red Sox locked him up through the '09 season, with a club option for 2010 that could bring the total value of the deal to $40 million if he reaches certain incentives.


Beckett hit a solo home run and an RBI single in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Red Sox starting pitcher also pitched seven innings, allowing four runs and six hits for his third straight win.It was his second career home run.Beckett is the first Red Sox pitcher to hit a home run since Marty Pattin on Sept. 26, 1972.


Television cameras during Beckett's Monday night start against Baltimore showed the Boston right-hander in the dugout checking the tip of the middle finger on his right hand. Beckett has had blister problems before, so the speculation is that he has a new blister issue. He downplayed the idea, telling the Red Sox's Web site that he was doing routine blister maintenance.


Beckett will start for the Red Sox against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday after his scheduled start at home against the Texas Rangers was rained out on Sunday.


Beckett allowed one earned run and six hits in seven innings, striking out five, in Boston's 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.


Beckett and the Red Sox settled their arbitration case on Saturday, agreeing to a one-year contract for $4,325,000. The 25-year-old right-hander was traded to Boston from the Marlins on Thanksgiving along with third baseman Mike Lowell and reliever Guillermo Mota for four prospects. Beckett, who was the MVP of the 2003 World Series, can become a free agent after the 2007 season.


Beckett, along with third baseman Mike Lowell and reliever Guillermo Mota, was traded to the Boston Red Sox Friday for four prospects. The Marlins' RHP went 15-8 last season with a 3.38 ERA and had 166 strikeouts. He's eligible for salary arbitration and expected to make between $4-5 million next season.


Beckett has an appointment with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham on Monday. Reportedly the visit to the orthopedic specialist isn't because a serious problem is suspected, but simply because Beckett wants to feel certain that the shoulder tendinitis that has bothered him since mid-August is nothing more than that. The Marlins' righthander will skip his final start of the season on Wednesday.


Coming off his second complete game of the 2005 campaign, Beckett scattered four hits over seven shutout innings to record the win in Thursday's 2-0 victory over Jake Peavy and the San Diego Padres. The Marlins' righthander, who struck out six and walked two on the night, has won five of his last six decisions, including four straight.


Grieving over the recent loss of a family friend, Beckett fired a complete-game four-hitter at the San Francisco Giants, striking out seven in a 2-1 win.


The Marlins activated Beckett from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday in time for the righthander to start against the Giants. Beckett, who has been out since straining his left oblique muscle on July 5, worked six strong innings against San Francisco to earn his ninth victory of the 2005 season. He struck out seven without issuing a free pass and allowed just four hits.


Beckett has been penciled in to start Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants, barring any last-minute setbacks in his recovery from a strained left oblique muscle. The Marlins' righthander lasted just two innings in an outing against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 5 before leaving with the injury. In 16 starts this season, Beckett is 8-6 with a 3.35 ERA and one complete game shutout.


Suffering from a left oblique strain, Beckett was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 6.


Beckett was scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs, but he will miss the outing after straining a left oblique muscle in Tuesday's loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Marlins will keep an eye on the righthander over the next few days to determine if a trip to the 15-day disabled list will be necessary. He recently returned from a stint on the DL, due to a blister on his pitching hand. In 16 starts this season, Beckett is 8-6 with a 3.35 ERA.


Only one start removed from the disabled list, Josh Beckett left Tuesday's game in the third inning with a left oblique strain. Beckett only threw 45 pitches before having to be removed by Marlins' trainer Mike Kozak and manager Jack McKeon. Beckett was charged for six hits and three runs threw two full innings of work. He was replaced in the game by Al Leiter.

Only one start removed from the disabled list, Beckett left Tuesday's game in the third inning with a left oblique strain. Beckett, who recently missed some time with a blister on his pitching hand, only threw 45 pitches before having to be removed by manager Jack McKeon. Prior to his departure, the Marlins' righthander had allowed three runs on six hits, striking out four and walking none in two innings of work.


Making his first start in more than two weeks, Beckett notched the win in Thursday's 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves, allowing just one hit over six shutout innings. The Marlins' righthander was activated from the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day after missing some time with a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand. The ailment has landed him on the DL six times in his four full major league seasons.


As anticipated, Beckett has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Florida Marlins, and he will take the mound against the Atlanta Braves Thursday night. The righthander recently landed on the DL for the sixth time in his four full major league seasons because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand, but threw without incident earlier this week and declared himself ready to return.


Beckett, who has landed on the disabled list six times in his four full major league seasons because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand, is nearing a return to the Florida Marlins' starting rotation. After throwing in the bullpen for about 15 minutes on Monday, the righthander declared himself ready for game action. Barring any last-minute setbacks, Beckett plans on taking the mound against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.


On Friday the Marlins placed Beckett on the 15-day disabled list due to a blister that developed on the middle finger of his pitching hand. Beckett makes his eighth trip to the disabled list in his short career, with this being his sixth due to a blister. Florida recalled right handed pitcher Nate Bump to take Beckett's place on the roster.


Beckett had his worst outing of the 2005 campaign, failing to make it out of the third inning in Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. In two innings of work, the Marlins' righthander allowed five runs on five hits and three walks, and notched just one strikeout before giving way to Brian Moehler.

Beckett should be able to bounce back from Sunday's dismal performance and be ready for his next start. In six games this season, he is 4-2 with a 2.57 ERA. In 35 innings, he has struck out 36 batters and walked 14.


Beckett saw his string of scoreless innings snapped at 15 when he allowed two unearned runs in the first inning of Friday night's game against the New York Mets.

Beckett allowed just one earned run in the loss to the Mets. On the year, he has a stellar 0.45 ERA, while striking out 23 batters in 20 innings of work.


Beckett's strong start to the 2005 campaign continued in Sunday's victory over the Washington Nationals, as he notched just the second shutout of his major league career. The Marlins' righthander, who has not allowed a run in 15 innings this season, silenced the Nationals' bats, scattering five hits, striking out 11 and walking one.

Beckett was slowed by injuries last season, but still posted a 3.79 ERA and struck out 152 batters in 156.2 innings. Obviously, he is a solid fantasy option, as long as he can stay healthy.