Josh Beckett announced this week that he will be retiring from Major League Baseball due to an injury he doesn’t think he’ll be able to recover from. The former Red Sox pitcher will undergo surgery for a torn labrum this Spring.
Beckett played in Boston for parts of seven seasons and played a pivotal role in the 2007 World Series Championship; he was awarded MVP of the ALCS series that defeated Cleveland. He was also the MVP of his World Series win with the Marlins in 2003.
Beckett was part of the huge trade with the Dodgers in 2012 that sent him, Adrian Gonzalez, Nick Punto, and Carl Crawford to the Dodgers; where he has been ever since.
Thanks for the memories, Josh – we wish you and your family the best!