MLB Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Dodgers Claim Josh Beckett Off Waivers From Boston Red Sox
The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to stay busy weeks after the trade deadline as they look to make a strong push over the final month of the regular season and attempt to overtake the San Francisco Giants in the N.L. West. After putting a claim on Adrian Gonzalez earlier in the day on Friday, it appears the Dodgers are attempting to add another member of the Boston Red Sox–Josh Beckett.
Beckett has been nothing but a disappoint so far for Boston this season with a 5-11 record to go along with a 5.23 ERA. The right hander has yet to record a win in the month of August and has allowed 18 runs over his last three starts–which has just been the icing on the cake for the Red Sox with Beckett this season.
Obviously, the potential is there for Beckett if he can return to his dominant form as he he’s recorded at least 12 wins in six of the last seven seasons prior to 2012. Once again, it’s important to remember that just because the Dodgers claimed Beckett off waivers doesn’t mean he’s officially a member of the team.
Beckett may have been on waivers, but the Red Sox still have the option on pulling out of the deal if they wish–so it should be interesting to see what happens over the next 48 hours. While this could be a key move for Los Angeles during their playoff run, they also have to consider whether or not it’s worth bringing Beckett on board along with the $31.5 million he’s scheduled to make in 2013-14.