Found June 28, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Los Angeles Dodgers have had a disappointing first half of the season, partly due to injuries in the starting rotation. Right-hander Josh Beckett had trouble even before he landed on the disabled list on May 14. Becket, though, began throwing again on June 27, and he is doing all he can to avoid surgery.'s Ken Gurnick broke the news Thursday evening. Josh Beckett has begun to play catch one month after being disabled with a nerve entrapment near his shoulder. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) June 27, 2013 Beckett is on the 15-day disabled list with thoracic outlet syndrome, a pinched nerve in the neck. The condition has caused him tingling and discomfort in his right hand and fingers. Gurnick and Austin Laymance report that Beckett had the condition back in Spring Training. This condition may explain why Beckett, who has a career record of 132-95 and 3.91 ERA entering the season, struggled to a record of 0-5 and 5.19 ERA in his eight starts this year. The Dodgers have won 7 of their last 10 entering play on June 28. They are currently in last place in the N.L. West, but they have pulled to within six games of the division-leading Arizona Diamondbacks. If Beckett can come back strong, he can help the Dodgers get back into the race. The Dodgers were favorites to win the division with the acquisition of Zack Greinke to complement the big trade last year that brought Beckett, Nick Punto, Adrian Gonzalez, and Carl Crawford in from Boston. Now with Matt Kemp back and the emergence of rookie sensation Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers may be poised for a second-half run toward a postseason berth. Follow Raymond on Twitter @RayBureau. Like Raymond’s “Baseball Bureau” page on Facebook. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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