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Carl Crawford began a rehab assignment in Rancho on Sunday. Crawford will begin his rehab assignment on Sunday with Class-A Rancho Cuamonga after being sidelined since June 1 with a strained right hamstring. Crawford will serve as the designated hitter with the Quakes for two games, then play two games in the outfield, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. Crawford’s hamstring reacted well, according to reports. Crawford, who hasn’t played since June 1 with a right hamstring strain, went 2-for-3 and came out of the game after five innings (as planned). Crawford, who lead things off as the designated hitter, slapped a grounder through the 5-6 hole for a single. He later came around to score in the same inning, sprinting from second on a bloop single that required an immediate test of the hamstring. Crawford told me his hamstring feels good after being able to test a few times in his first rehab game. Of course, it will be how Crawford feels tomorrow after rest and recovery, that is more important as well as telling. The team is now well on their way to a fully healthy outfield. —– Ted Lilly began a rehab assignment of his own with the High-A Quakes. Joining Crawford on Sunday in Rancho Cucamonga will be Ted Lilly, who will start for the Quakes. Lilly is on the disabled list with a neck sprain, his third DL stint this season. He last pitched on June 4, and is 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA in five starts this season. It is unclear just how many rehab starts Lilly would need before getting activated. Lilly suffered an injury, however, as he took a liner off of his shin and had to leave the game. Things didn’t go as well for Crawford’s fellow Dodgers member, Ted Lilly, who allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four in three innings of work. The southpaw came out of the game in the fourth inning, after being struck by a liner off of Brandon Meredith’s bat. Lilly said the liner hit him directly in his left shin, where he had ice wrapped around it when discussing his rehab start. But the reason for his exit was a combination of pitch count, which Lilly said was a maximum of 75, and the injury — not wanting to force it since he’d require at least another start. While Lilly said he felt fine as far as his health goes, his mechanics and timing were out of whack as the southpaw failed to get into any kind of rhythm on the mound. When asked how many more rehab starts he would need, Lilly wasn’t so sure, but did admit he would definitely need another one after. No real rush for him, considering he deserves to be in AAA right now. —– Josh Beckett began a throwing program mid-week as he looked to return from nerve irritation in his right arm. Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett began a throwing program on Wednesday, his first time throwing in the last four weeks. Beckett was limited to physical therapy for the last four weeks after getting diagnosed with nerve irritation that affects his right arm and hand. Beckett will continue to progress his throwing program over the next few weeks, the Dodgers say, but there is still no timetable for his return to the mound or for throwing in any minor league rehabilitation games. However, the Dodgers quickly decided it would be best to shut down the program and Beckett for the 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. Josh will undergo surgery early in July in an effort to correct the issues plaguing him. —– Matt Kemp returned from the disabled list after a bout with hamstring issues. Always good to have The Bison healthy and in the heart of the lineup. It remains to be seen if the time off gave him a chance to right his mechanical issues at the dish. —– Minor-league injury news with a lot of ailments to note over the last couple of weeks. Placed on 7-day DL: RHP James Campbell, RHP Daniel Tamares, LHP Ryan Christenson, LHP Jonathan Sanchez, C Gorman Erickson, C Pratt Maynard, C Eric Smith, OF Devin Shines, RHP Lindsey Caughel, RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Alan Garcia, RHP Matt Magill, RHP Sean White, C Steve Cilladi, C Dashenko Ricardo, OF Tony Gwynn Jr., OF Jeremy Moore Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Garrett Bolt, 3B Yensys Capellan, SS Delvis Morales Reinstated from DL: RHP Jonathan Martinez, C John Cannon, RHP Luis Vasquez, LHP Jonathan Sanchez, C Steve Cilladi Matt Magill is the name to watch there, as he’s obviously been a factor on the MLB club this year. ===== Greg Zakwin is the founder of the site Plaschke Thy Sweater Is Argyle. Follow him on Twitter @ArgyledPlaschke and find him contributing at Yahoo! Sports.

Josh Beckett out for season

Josh Beckett has not pitched since May, and now it looks like the Dodgers starter will have surgery that will keep him out all year.

Josh Beckett To Have Season-Ending Surgery

(Reed Saxon / Associated Press)Former Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett will have season-ending surgery next week to regain feeling in his right hand. Beckett has had a tingling sensation in the fingers of his pitching hand for much of this year. He had been rehabbing for about a month in hopes that the condition would pass. On Friday, he threw on flat ground and the tingling was still...

Surgery to end Beckett's season

Josh Beckett's season is over. The Dodgers right-hander, who has not pitched since May 13, has elected to undergo surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, which has caused nerve irritation near his neck and resulted in numbness in his pitching fingers. Dallas-based Dr. Greg Pearl will perform the surgery on July 8, the team announced Friday, sidelining Beckett for three to...

Josh Beckett likely out for season

Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher Josh Beckett, who was put on the disabled list on May 14 with thoracic outlet syndrome, will undergo surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve in his neck. As reported by Austin Laymance of, ""I know he had some tingling after throwing, and he hadn't been throwing very long," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said before...

Josh Beckett Opts to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

Josh Beckett‘s season is over. The Dodgers right-hander, who has not pitched since May 13, has elected to undergo surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, which has caused nerve irritation near his neck and resulted in numbness in his pitching fingers. Dallas-based Dr. Greg Pearl will perform the surgery on July 8, the team announced Friday, sidelining Beckett for three to five...

Josh Beckett to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Josh Beckett will undergo season-ending surgery to relieve pressure on the nerves in both his neck and shoulder region, after experiencing tingling in his fingers following a throwing session on Friday.Beckett was originally placed on the 15-day disabled list in mid-May following a nerve entrapment in his shoulder that caused the Los Angeles starter difficulty...

Josh Beckett injury: Dodgers righty to have season-ending surgery

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ season just keeps getting worse, and on Saturday the team was dealt another blow. Starting pitcher Josh Beckett will miss the rest of the 2013 season as he will undergo surgery to relieve pressure on the nerves in his neck and shoulder area. Beckett hadn’t pitched since May 13 and was attempting to work his way back to the majors when he suffered a...

Josh Beckett To Undergo Surgery, Will Miss Rest Of The Season

  While Beckett has had a less than stellar season, his loss still counts as another blow to the Dodger’s disappointing season. Beckett has been sidelined since Mid May with a nerve issue in his right arm and during a throwing session on Friday, he felt slight tingling. Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly called the issue with Beckett ‘a little bit of a setback’. But Dodgers beat...

Josh Beckett to undergo surgery, will miss rest of season

credit: josh beckett Josh Beckett will miss the remainder of the season as the 33-year-old is set to undergo surgery. Beckett last pitched on May 13 against Washington. Josh Beckett out for season, to undergo surgery to relieve pressure on nerve in neck area. #Dodgers — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) June 30, 2013 In his eight starts for the Dodgers, Beckett compiled a 5.19 ERA and...

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Josh Beckett to Have Season-Ending Surgery

Prior to Saturday night’s game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies, an update regarding the condition of disabled starting pitcher Josh Beckett was announced: he needs thoracic outlet surgery. The operation will focus on relieving pressure on a nerve in his neck that is believed to have been the cause of the numbness in his pitching hand that put him on the...

Eric’s Dodgers Blog goes down to the Farm; Josh Beckett Set To Have Season-Ending Surgery

The Blog finds itself at LoanMart Field (better known as The Epicenter) in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for tonight’s game between the Dodgers’ High-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the Lancaster Jet Hawks as part of a group game for the University of Redlands School of Business Rancho Cucamonga Campus group game and family night, which was organized by The Blogger himself. ...

Mattingly addresses roster; Beckett having surgery

LOS ANGELES For the third time in three days, the Dodgers made a roster move, although their decision to designated relief pitcher Matt Guerrier for assignment had to rank as unexpected. Guerrier, a nine-year veteran who spent the past two seasons with the Dodgers, had a 2-3 record and 4.80 ERA in 34 appearances. To take his spot on the roster, the team recalled right-hander Chris...

Dodgers Take Series from Philadelphia. Beckett’s season over. Jose Dominguez throws really hard.

The Blog had numerous commitments this weekend and kept up with the Dodgers from afar, whether it be a family night at Rancho Cucamonga or a drop-in at a fellow fan’s birthday party. Let’s go over the weekend briefly, shall we? Yasiel Puig had a four hit game on Sunday including a pop-fly triple that had more hustle on it than a Little Leaguer with his coach yelling “RUN!...

Josh Beckett’s season over; NL West eying Garza and Nolasco?

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett has called it a season after agreeing to undergo surgery for his thoracic outlet syndrome. It was from nerve irritation near his neck which caused numbness in his throwing hand. The surgery calls for him to be out for three-to-five months which basically will call for his season to come to an end. It should be noted that St. Louis...
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