Josh Beckett announces Retirement After 14 Seasons

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Josh Beckett poses fot team photos with the Dodgers

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After 14 seasons, Josh Beckett, 34, announced that he is retiring from baseball because of injuries.

Missing most of the 2013 season, Beckett returned in 2014 after having surgery in his right shoulder to reduce thoracic outlet syndrome. During this season Beckett was placed three different times on the disabled list. The third resulted in Beckett missing the last 3 months of the season due to a torn labrum in his left hip.

The two-time World Series champ and three-time All-Star is scheduled to have the surgery on his hip in May, and it will require 4 months of recovery.

Announcing that he would retire after the Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals, Beckett said:

“I just don’t see me going through that rehab and coming back to pitch at this point in my life.”

Beckett has pitched 2,051 innings in 14 major league seasons with a career 3.88 ERA. The 2003 World Series MVP has an overall 138-106 record and was also the 2007 ALCS MVP.