Free agent to be Josh Beckett is planning to retire rather than return for a 14th season in the majors.
Following the Dodgers elimination at the hands of the Cardinals on Tuesday, the 34-year-old pitcher told reporters that he did not plan to attempt a comeback following a hip surgery which is scheduled for May.
“I just don’t see me going through that rehab and coming back to pitch at this point in my life,” he said.
Beckett made $15.75 million this season while making 20 starts and going 6-6 with a 2.88 ERA and 1.17 WHIP for the Dodgers. He threw a no-hitter in late May.
He ends his 14-year career with a 138-106 record and 3.88 ERA, having won the World Series with the Marlins in 2003 and Red Sox in 2007.